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Doc Holliday

Matt Braun

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Doc Holiday

Matt Braun

 

He came from the American South, a gentleman by breeding, a dentist by training, a gambler by vocation. But as Dr. John H. Holliday, a man fleeing his tragic past, drifted across the West, living among some of the roughest men on the frontier, word spread quickly he never walked away from a fight, and he never drew too late.

Now, from Dodge City to Denver and Cheyenne, from boomtown to sinkholes, "Doc" Holliday was driven by the demons of his past, a skilled gambler and a seasoned mankiller--his name was known and feared long before the O.K. Corral. The story of a man who spoke softly and carried a lightning gun, Doc Holliday is Matt Braun's extraordinary chronicle of the West's most complex and legendary figure.

 

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Doc Holliday
PART ONECHAPTER 1"You can get dressed, John."Holliday was bare-chested. He slipped into his shirt, which hung loosely on his thin frame. His trousers were too large, and when he tucked the shirttail into his waistband, he had to buckle the belt to the last notch. He began knotting his tie.Tom Eckhart was a friend as well as a physician. He studied Holliday a moment. "How much weight have you lost?""Twenty pounds," Holliday said. "Perhaps a little more.""Considerably more, I'd judge. I wish you had come to see me sooner."Holliday was wracked by a sudden, harsh cough. He swabbed phlegm
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"Matt Braun has a genius for taking real characters out of the Old West and giving them flesh-and-blood immediacy."--Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
"Matt Braun has a genius for taking real characters out of the Old West and giving them flesh-and-blood immediacy."--Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Matt Braun

  • Matt Braun is the author of twenty-six novels, and won the Golden Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for The Kincaids. He describes himself as a "true westerner"; born in Oklahoma, he is the descendant of a long line of ranchers. He writes with a passion for historical accuracy and detail that has earned him a reputation as the most authentic portrayer of the American West.
  • Matt Braun
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