I recevied a free Kindle copy of this book courtesy of Net Galley and St. Martins Press, the publisher. It was in exchange for a review posted on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon and my history review blog. I also posted it on my Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus pages.
I requested this book as I have an interest in the history of the American West and have never read anything about Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson or Dodge City. It is the first book by Tom Clavin that I have read.
The book is well researched, but unfortunately the title is misleading. It is a collection of alternating chapters about Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson with some revolving around Dodge City and some not. The individual chapters themselves are good and read like short stories. It is also disjointed in that the time frames are not in chronological order making it difficult to follow at times.. An example is the author mentions something and then states that it will be covered in more detail later in the book.
Overall, I would not recommend this book to the serious student of history, but to those who are looking for a read on the subject that the bouncing around does not disturb.