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Tom Clavin - "Dodge City"

Tom Clavin - "Dodge City"

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 7:30pm PDT

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La Jolla, CA 92037

Warwick's is hosting bestselling author Tom Clavin on Monday, March 13th at 7:30pm to discuss and sign his new book Dodge City. Tom Clavin is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and has worked as a newspaper and website editor, magazine writer, TV and radio commentator, and a reporter for The New York Times. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association. His books include The Heart of Everything That Is, Halsey's Typhoon, and Reckless. He lives in Sag Harbor, NY. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

“In a time when understanding America’s real frontier past has never been more crucial, Tom Clavin’s DODGE CITY cuts through popular mythology and offers both clarity and fine entertainment - in other words, it’s a book that anyone interested in Western history needs to read.”
Jeff Guinn, author of the New York Times bestseller The Last Gunfight

“Tom Clavin has produced a sharp picture of the brief but vivid culture of the 19th century cattle towns.”
Larry McMurtry, bestselling author of Lonesome Dove and Comanche Moon

Dodge City, Kansas was a lot like other railroad towns in the burgeoning American West. It started as a small military outpost and went on to provide supplies, shelter, and horses for the campaigns to round up Indians who had left reservations to hunt. What kept it from becoming more than just another frontier settlement was the intersection of three key forces: buffalo, railroads, and longhorn Texas cattle. These industries were at the heart of the frontier, and Dodge City grew exponentially under their influence. What inevitably sprang up were saloons and brothels for the miners, settlers, and entrepreneurs that passed through. Lawlessness ensued, with gunfights, brawls, and desperadoes of every sort wreaking havoc. Enter the lawmen.

Clavin takes on the many exaggerations and tall tales about Wyatt Earp as he traces his well-documented life. Much less has been written about Bat Masterson, but his destiny was closely tied to Earp’s as they joined forces to bring law and order to the frontier. Clavin sifted through scholarly volumes, novels, films, and more to paint as accurate a portrait as he could of these two men. What emerges is a tale of two men from humble backgrounds that came to occupy a place in one of America’s most enduring and romanticized periods.