Dodge City

Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West
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Product Number: DD29827
Released: Feb 28, 2017
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ISBN: #9781427283061
Narrator/s: John Bedford Lloyd
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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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. #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Clavin's Dodge City tells 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) that has gone largely untold—lost in the haze of Hollywood films and western fiction, until now.

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Author(s): Tom Clavin
Genre: History
Awards:New York Times Bestseller

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Author(s): Tom Clavin
Narrator(s): John Bedford Lloyd
Genre: History
Product Number Z100125978
Released: Jun 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427283078
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Author(s): Tom Clavin
Genre: History
Product Number EB00682899
Released: Feb 28, 2017
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: #9781466882621

Professional reviews

"John Bedford Lloyd employs his resonant baritone quite well in narrating this extensively researched biography of Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson and how they brought law and order to the infamous town of Dodge City, Kansas, in the 1870s. Giving extensive background information about not only these two men but also their families and their lives before Dodge, the book presents a feast of history in the Mississippi area during the Civil War and the subsequent westward migration. Lloyd's nuanced voice goes well with the engaging text. He enunciates clearly, is confident in expression and tone, and makes this a delightful listening experience for those who love the history of the Old West. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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