From the Back Cover
Reassessing the life of one of the most infamous characters of the Old West
“He was a dentist whom necessity had made a gambler; a gentleman whom disease had made a vagabond; a philosopher whom life had made a caustic wit; a long, lean blonde fellow nearly dead with consumption and at the same time the most skillful gambler and nerviest, speediest, deadliest man with a six-gun I ever knew.”
—Wyatt Earp, speaking of Doc Holliday
This new biography sets the record straight on the man best known for his participation in the shootout at the O.K. Corral—a man of refinement who went West after contracting tuberculosis and became a gunfighter, gambler, and saloonkeeper. Telling the story in Doc Holliday’s own voice, D. J. Herda reveals many unexplored facets of this legendary figure’s personality. They Call Me Doc provides a riveting, well-rounded picture of both the mythological character and the real man.
About the Author
D. J. Herda is the author of numerous books on a wide range of topics—including Outlaws of the American West—as well as several hundred thousand articles, syndicated columns, and short stories.