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- DescriptionIn Dragging Wyatt Earp essayist Robert Rebein explores what it means to grow up in, leave, and ultimately return to the iconic Western town of Dodge City, Kansas. In chapters ranging from memoir to reportage to revisionist history, Rebein contrasts his hometown's Old West heritage with a New West reality that includes salvage yards, beefpacking plants, and bored teenagers cruising up and down Wyatt Earp Boulevard. Along the way, Rebein covers a vast expanse of place and time and revisits a number of Western myths, including those surrounding Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, the Cheyenne chief Black Kettle, George Armstrong Custer, and of course Wyatt Earp himself. Rebein rides a bronc in a rodeo, spends a day as a pen rider at a local feedlot, and attempts to \u201cbuck the tiger\u201d at Dodge City's new Boot Hill Casi and Resort. Funny and incisive, Dragging Wyatt Earp is an exciting new entry in what is sometimes called the nfiction of place. It is a must- read for anyone interested in Western history, contemporary memoir, or the collision of Old and New West on the High Plains of Kansas.
- Author BiographyRobert Rebein grew up in Dodge City, Kansas, where his family has farmed and ranched since the late 1920s. A graduate of the University of Kansas and Washington University in St. Louis, as well as England's Exeter University, Rebein teaches creative writing and directs the graduate program in English at Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis. In addition to Dragging Wyatt Earp, he is the author of Hicks, Tribes, and Dirty Realists, a study of the role of place in contemporary American fiction. He lives in Irvington, on the east side of Indianapolis, Indiana, with his wife, Alyssa Chase, and their two children, Ria and Jake.
- Author(s)Robert Rebein
- PublisherOhio University Press
- Date of Publication20/02/2013
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationOhio
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSwallow Press
- Content Noteyes, B&W photos
- Weight295 g
- Width3564 mm
- Height5499 mm
- Spine18 mm
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