They Call Me Doc: The Story Behind the Legend of Doc Holliday

D.J. Herda (Lyons Press, $18.95)
D.J. Herda (Lyons Press, $18.95)

Let’s get this straight—author Herda channels Doc, who tells his tale in his own words.

It could be an interesting approach, except the deadly dentist’s voice doesn’t sound like a 19th-century, Georgia born-and-bred sporting man. And Doc’s eternal memory seems to have gone a little haywire: his beloved (?) Kate was not at his bedside when he died with his boots off.  Somewhere, Doc is saying, “This is funny.”

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