Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West
Author: Tom Clavin
Now in paperback, the New York Times bestselling story of the taming of the depraved and criminal Wild West.
The instant New York Times bestseller!
THE TRUE STORY OF HOW TWO GUNFIGHTERS BROUGHT LAW AND ORDER TO DODGE CITY, the most depraved and criminal town in the nation
Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad—its streets were lined with saloons and brothels, its populace 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 United States—until Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, two young and largely self-trained lawmen, led the effort that established frontier justice.
This larger-than-life account of Wyatt and Bat’s adventures throughout the West—and the 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)—offers an “absorbing…fun and revealing” (Wall Street Journal) look at a wildly entertaining chapter in American history that no reader will soon forget.
“Two of the most fabled lawmen of the American West’s fascinating careers are brought to life in Tom Clavin’s Dodge City.” —New York Post
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