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Masterson - Richard S. Wheeler
Masterson
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After two decades as a New York sports writer, Bat Masterson revisits the western locales of his youth, and discovers nothing is the same. He's heard a lot of nonsense about his early life, and he intends to set the record straight. But that proves to be much harder than he imagined back in New... show more
After two decades as a New York sports writer, Bat Masterson revisits the western locales of his youth, and discovers nothing is the same. He's heard a lot of nonsense about his early life, and he intends to set the record straight. But that proves to be much harder than he imagined back in New York. On the eve of Prohibition, he and his wife Emma head for Dodge City, once a wild town but now the province of bucolic wheat farmers who are ashamed of the town's wild reputation and try to erase it. They travel to Las Vegas, New Mexico, Trinidad, Colorado, and end up in Los Angeles, where they meet an old and cranky Wyatt Earp, and do a little acting in an early silent film. Old, diabetic, hard-drinking Bat isn't so sure he likes the new West, the West he helped create. The easy, genial, tough old lawman isn't quite ready for a parched and puritanical America, but at least the long trip into the West gave him a chance to revise the legend that follows him everywhere.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780595390229 (0595390226)
ASIN: 0595390226
Publisher: Backinprint.com
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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