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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 14, 2022
This is one of the best books on legends of the Old West I have read. It is an intimidating 414 pages with an additional 85 pages of notes. The first 100 or so pages seemed dry, and academic, so I put it down. After a two-week break, I started reading again and by about page 150 I found myself reading a rip-snorting book I didn't want to put down. If you start it and want to stop - hold on - it gets better! It has the best understandable description of the "Cowboys" versus the Earps in Tombstone and the so called "gunfight at the OK corral" that I have read. By the end of the read you will be glad the author Gary Roberts was so detailed and meticulous. The book provides food for thought and is great for discussions with other Western lovers. Roberts describes alternative accounts of incidents and characterizations, so you know different perspectives. It is definitely worth reading especially for those interested in Doc Holliday, the Earps, Tombstone, the "Cowboys", and surprisingly the old West "media."