Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West

Tom Clavin
In a discussion of his new book, best-selling author Tom Clavin explores the relationship between iconic lawmen Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson and their role in bringing and restoring order to wild, unruly Dodge City, Kansas.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Program: 
6:30 pm
Event Audio
Dodge City, Kansas, still conjures images of the wild and unruly West: streets lined with saloons and brothels and a populace thick with gunmen, horse thieves, and desperadoes of every sort. Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson laid down the law there and moved on, but were summoned back to restore order in what became known as the Dodge City War of 1883.
 
In a discussion of his new book, best-selling author Tom Clavin separates fact from legend and film lore in exploring the relationship between Earp and Masterson and their encounters along the way with the likes of Doc Holliday, Wild Bill Hickock.
 
Co-presented by Rainy Day Books.