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Author Clavin, Thomas, author.

Title DODGE CITY : WYATT EARP, BAT MASTERSON, AND THE WICKEDEST TOWN IN THE AMERICAN WEST / Tom Clavin.

Edition Large print edition.
Publication Info. Farmington Hills, Mich ; San Francisco ; New York : Thorndike Press, part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2017]
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Adult Large Type Nonfiction  978.176 CLA    AVAILABLE
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Description 613 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Physical Medium large print rda
Series Thorndike Press large print Bill's bookshelf.
Summary "Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and various entrepreneurs passing through to populate the expanding West. Before long, Dodge City's streets were lined with saloons and brothels and its populace was thick with gunmen, horse thieves, and desperadoes of every sort. By the 1870s, Dodge City was known as the most violent and turbulent town in the West. Enter Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson. Young and largely self-trained men, the lawmen led the effort that established frontier justice and the rule of law in the American West, and did it in the wickedest place in the United States. When they moved on, Wyatt to Tombstone and Bat to Colorado, a tamed Dodge was left in the hands of Jim Masterson. But before long Wyatt and Bat, each having had a lawman brother killed, returned to that threatened western Kansas town to team up to restore order again in what became known as the Dodge City War before riding off into the sunset. The true story of their friendship, romances, gunfights, and adventures, along with the remarkable cast of characters they encountered along the way (including Wild Bill Hickock, Jesse James, Doc Holliday, Buffalo Bill Cody, John Wesley Hardin, Billy the Kid, and Theodore Roosevelt) has gone largely untold--lost in the haze of Hollywood films and western fiction, until now"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Earp, Wyatt, 1848-1929.
Masterson, Bat, 1853-1921.
Peace officers -- Kansas -- Dodge City -- Biography.
Outlaws -- Kansas -- Dodge City -- History -- 19th century.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas -- Dodge City.
Large type books.
Frontier and pioneer life. (OCoLC)fst00935370
Large type books. (OCoLC)fst00992678
Outlaws. (OCoLC)fst01049233
Dodge City (Kan.) -- History -- 19th century.
Peace officers. (OCoLC)fst01055886
Dodge City (Kan.) -- Biography.
Genre Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781432840358 (large print : hardcover)
1432840355 (large print : hardcover)
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