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Doc: A Novel



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Author
Russell, Mary Doria
Descriptors
Alcoholism
American History
Civil War
Gambling
Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction-American
Mystery
Prostitutes
Race Relations
Tuberculosis
Westerns-Historical
Wild Men
Location/Setting:
Georgia
Kansas
Time Period:
1800s
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Summary
John Henry Holliday is a highly educated Southern gentleman who defied the odds to live after being born with a cleft palette in 1851. When as a 26-year-old dentist he is diagnosed with the same tuberculosis that killed his mother, he travels from Georgia to Kansas for better climate. Once in Dodge City, "Doc" becomes a professional gambler and befriends the Earp brothers--a friendship that eventually leads him to the shoot out in the O.K. Corral in Texas that made him famous.
Critique
This touching love letter to the Old West paints a sympathetic portrait of a man who, through the years, has become an American legend. Plenty of action involving a murder mystery, thieves, prostitutes and bar-room brawls will thrill readers in this well-researched and beautifully rendered novel. Highly recommend.
ISBN
9781400068043
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# of Pages
394
Published
2011
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