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Doc Holliday

by Gary L. Roberts | 31 August 2007
PAPERBACK
Synopsis
"You can't beat this story for drama. . . . An omnibus ofeverything ever known, spoken, or written about DocHolliday." -Publishers Weekly "An engagingly written, persuasively argued, solidly documentedwork of scholarship that will surely take its place in theliterature of the Old West." -Booklist In Doc Holliday: The Life and Legend, the historian Gary Robertstakes aim at the most complex, perplexing, and paradoxicalgunfighter of the Old West, drawing on more than twenty years ofresearch-including new primary sources-in his quest to separate thelife from the legend. Doc Holliday was a study in contrasts: thelegendary gunslinger who made his living as a dentist; theemaciated consumptive whose very name struck fear in the hearts ofhis enemies; the degenerate gambler and alcoholic whose fierceloyalty to his friends compelled him, more than once, to risk hisown life; and the sidekick whose near-mythic status rivals that ofthe West's greatest heroes. With lively details of Holliday'sspirited exploits, his relationships with such Western icons asWyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, and the gunfight at the O.K. Corral,this book sheds new light on one of the most mysterious figures offrontier history.
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Synopsis
"You can't beat this story for drama. . . . An omnibus ofeverything ever known, spoken, or written about DocHolliday." -Publishers Weekly "An engagingly written, persuasively argued, solidly documentedwork of scholarship that will surely take its place in theliterature of the Old West." -Booklist In Doc Holliday: The Life and Legend, the historian Gary Robertstakes aim at the most complex, perplexing, and paradoxicalgunfighter of the Old West, drawing on more than twenty years ofresearch-including new primary sources-in his quest to separate thelife from the legend. Doc Holliday was a study in contrasts: thelegendary gunslinger who made his living as a dentist; theemaciated consumptive whose very name struck fear in the hearts ofhis enemies; the degenerate gambler and alcoholic whose fierceloyalty to his friends compelled him, more than once, to risk hisown life; and the sidekick whose near-mythic status rivals that ofthe West's greatest heroes. With lively details of Holliday'sspirited exploits, his relationships with such Western icons asWyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, and the gunfight at the O.K. Corral,this book sheds new light on one of the most mysterious figures offrontier history.
€23.79
71 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery in 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780470128220
Format - PAPERBACK
Publisher -
Published - 31/08/2007
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, Biography Historical
No. of Pages - 544
Weight - 730
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 24
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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