Dragging Wyatt Earp
A Personal History of Dodge City
By Robert Rebein
(Swallow Press, Paperback, 9780804011426, 236pp.)
Publication Date: February 2013
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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.