EVENT OVERVIEW: Tom Clavin, Bestselling Author will Present his New Hardcover Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tom Clavin is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and has worked as a newspaper and web site editor, magazine writer, TV and radio commentator, and a reporter for The New York Times. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association. His books include The Heart of Everything That Is, Halsey's Typhoon, and Reckless. He lives in Sag Harbor, NY.
ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: 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.
DATE & TIME: Thursday, March 09, 2017 at 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64157
EVENT FORMAT: Tom Clavin will Present his New Hardcover Dodge City and answer audience questions. A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.
ADMISSION PACKAGE: This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event. Registration is Required at www.KCLibrary.org/Signature-Events or Call the Library at 816-701-3407. Seating is General Admission. Rainy Day Books will have Tom Clavin’s Books for Sale at this Event.
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