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Wyatt in Wichita : a historical novel

Author: John Shirley
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Wyatt in Wichita fuses historical fact with fiction, following the adventures of the young Wyatt Earp. Following the tragic loss of his first wife in the Missouri of 1870 in his early days on the dark side of the West, Wyatt eventually makes his way to Ellsworth and Wichita, where by confronting corruption he would eventually finally find his life's work as a tough lawman. Could Wyatt Earp have known Billy the Kid  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Western stories
Biographical fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Wyatt Earp; Bat Masterson; Wyatt Earp; Bat Masterson; Wyatt Earp
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Shirley
ISBN: 9781629143132 1629143138
OCLC Number: 858359351
Description: ix, 303 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: John Shirley.

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"Wyatt in Wichita fuses historical fact with fiction, following the adventures of the young Wyatt Earp. Following the tragic loss of his first wife in the Missouri of 1870 in his early days on the dark side of the West, Wyatt eventually makes his way to Ellsworth and Wichita, where by confronting corruption he would eventually finally find his life's work as a tough lawman. Could Wyatt Earp have known Billy the Kid when the kid was really just that? Could Wyatt have met up with Wild Bill Hickok in Deadwood? Using the sparse trails of historical evidence available to him, the lives of the famous and infamous intersect in Shirley's novel, which revolves around Wyatt's search for the murderer of an innocent young woman of Wichita. With Bat Masterson at his side, and bawdy girls about him in the smoky light of crowded saloons, Shirley explores the possible origins of the legendary figure who would forever remain synonymous with the Wild West. Stemming from a true passion and interest in one of the Wild West's most indelible characters, Wyatt in Wichita is a thrilling read and an imagined glimpse into a seldom-seen side of Wyatt Earp and the untamed frontiers of early America"--Page 4 of cover.

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