The Frontier World of Doc Holliday by Pat JahnsThe Frontier World of Doc Holliday by Pat Jahns

The Frontier World of Doc Holliday

byPat JahnsIntroduction byRoger D. McGrath

Paperback | May 1, 1979

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Eaten by tuberculosis, sustained by alcohol, John Henry “Doc” Holliday walked the streets of Dodge City, Dallas, Denver, Leadville, Deadwood, and Tombstone in their roistering heydays. The frail-looking dentist could be deadly when the drink wore off and someone crossed him. Doc Holliday was a paradox: respectable citizen and notorious gambler, gentleman and murderer, married to a prostitute called Big-Nosed Kate but devoted only to the memory of his mother. Pat Jahns includes a full and exciting account of the shootout at the O.K. Corral.
Pat Jahns also wrote The Violent Years: Simon Kenton and the Ohio-Kentucky Frontier. Roger D. McGrath, a professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, is the author of Gunfighters, Highwaymen, and Vigilantes: Violence on the Frontier.
Title:The Frontier World of Doc HollidayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:305 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:May 1, 1979Publisher:UNP - Bison BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0803276087

ISBN - 13:9780803276086

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The raunchy and legendary Doc Holliday is the lively subject of a candid biography by Pat Jahns. The Frontier World of Doc Holliday: Faro Dealer from Dallas to Deadwood, a wild ride through the streets of Tombstone, Dallas and Denver with an American legend, provides endlessly interesting history on and anecdotes about John Henry Holliday. An alcoholic and suffering from consumption, married to a prostitute, Doc Holliday will go down in history wearing the paradox of the western character well -- dentist and gambler, upright citizen and murder.