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Dragging Wyatt Earp: A Personal History of Dodge City, Robert Rebein
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Author:    Robert Rebein

Title:   Dragging Wyatt Earp: A Personal History of Dodge City

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Swallow Press February 2013

ISBN Number:    0804011427 / 9780804011426

Seller ID:   109382

In "Dragging Wyatt Earp" essayist Robert Rebein explores what it means to grow up in, leave, and ultimately return to the iconic Western town of Dodge City, Kansas. In chapters ranging from memoir to reportage to revisionist history, Rebein contrasts his hometown's Old West heritage with a New West reality that includes salvage yards, beefpacking plants, and bored teenagers cruising up and down Wyatt Earp Boulevard.
Along the way, Rebein covers a vast expanse of place and time and revisits a number of Western myths, including those surrounding Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, the Cheyenne chief Black Kettle, George Armstrong Custer, and of course Wyatt Earp himself. Rebein rides a bronc in a rodeo, spends a day as a pen rider at a local feedlot, and attempts to "buck the tiger" at Dodge City's new Boot Hill Casino and Resort.
Funny and incisive, "Dragging Wyatt Earp" is an exciting new entry in what is sometimes called the nonfiction of place. It is a must- read for anyone interested in Western history, contemporary memoir, or the collision of Old and New West on the High Plains of Kansas.

Price = 19.95 USD

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