A NovelBook - 2011
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(Historical Fiction) In the early days of Dodge City, a genteel, tubercular Southern dentist forges a friendship with the infamous Earp brothers. Combining historical details and lyrical language, this gritty psychological portrait of gunslinger Doc Holliday reveals how the man became the legend.
SENIORLISTS May 09, 2012
Born to the life of a Southern gentleman, Dr. John Henry Holliday arrives on the Texas frontier hoping that the dry air and sunshine of the West will restore him to health. In the saloons of Dodge City the unlikely friendship of Doc Holliday and a fearless lawman named Wyatt Earp begins.
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1878, Dodge City, Kansas Doc Holliday is given an awful choice at age 22, die with in months in Atlanta or leave and move to dry air and sunshine in the west. Friendship develops btwn Doc Holliday and Wyat Earp- Holliday becomes a gamble and lives with Kate and Hungarian whole who can quote Latin classics right back to Doc Holiday.
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