You can't beat this story for drama. . . . An omnibus of everything
ever known, spoken, or written about Doc Holliday.
An engagingly written, persuasively argued, solidly documented work
of scholarship that will surely take its place in the literature of
the Old West.
In Doc Holliday: The Life and Legend, the historian Gary Roberts
takes aim at the most complex, perplexing, and paradoxical
gunfighter of the Old West, drawing on more than twenty years of
research-including new primary sources-in his quest to separate the
life from the legend. Doc Holliday was a study in contrasts: the
legendary gunslinger who made his living as a dentist; the
emaciated consumptive whose very name struck fear in the hearts of
his enemies; the degenerate gambler and alcoholic whose fierce
loyalty to his friends compelled him, more than once, to risk his
own life; and the sidekick whose near-mythic status rivals that of
the West's greatest heroes. With lively details of Holliday's
spirited exploits, his relationships with such Western icons as
Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, and the gunfight at the O.K. Corral,
this book sheds new light on one of the most mysterious figures of
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