Most of us who have lived in atlanta or its southside for a while have probably heard about doc holliday living around here and of a special holliday house in fayetteville the official name of that house is the holliday-dorsey-fife house museum, and the author’s official relationship to it is its “founding director. Dear professor gates: i’m writing you in reference to john henry holliday, better known as “doc holliday,” one of the gunfighters who survived the shootout at the ok corral in 1881. Doc holliday by gary roberts is one of the definitive books on the history of the west and the life and times of tombstone it is expertly researched, well written and thoroughly tracks the life of doc holliday and his compatriots in the west. Doc holliday biography, life, interesting facts doc holliday was a legendary personality from the wild west, and an icon he is most known for the bloody gunfight at the ok corral, which also involved wyatt earp, another famous gunman. They call me doc: the story behind the legend of john henry holliday: divdivdiva fresh, lively retelling of the life of one of the most infamous characters of the old west, doc holliday, by an imaginative, yet accurate storyteller.
John henry is an african american folk herohe is said to have worked as a steel-driving man—a man tasked with hammering a steel drill into rock to make holes for explosives to blast the rock in constructing a railroad tunnel. -booklist in doc holliday: the life and legend, the historian gary roberts takes aim at the most complex, perplexing, and paradoxical gunfighter of the old west, drawing on more than twenty years of research-including new primary sources-in his quest to separate the life from the legend. As the story goes, john henry “doc” holliday (he was a dentist by trade and training) passed away on the chilly morning of november 8, 1887, and was buried later that day in the linwood cemetery in glenwood springs, colorado. Doc holliday wikipedia, john henry doc holliday (august 14, 1851 november 8, 1887) was an american gambler, gunfighter, and dentist, and a good friend of wyatt earphe is best known for his role in the events leading up to and following the.
John henry doc holliday is one of the most famous names from the era of the wild west a southern gentleman of means and education, doc was struck by one tragedy after another. By the time he reached his 20th birthday, john was regarded as one of the deadliest gunfighters in the west, had killed a number of men, had a confrontation with wild bill hickock in abilene, and was wanted by the texas state police and the texas rangers. John henry doc holliday (august 1851 – november was an american gambler, gunfighter and dentist of the american old west, who is usually remembered for his friendship with wyatt earp and his involvement in the gunfight at the o. “there is scarcely one in the country who had acquired a greater notoriety than doc holliday, who enjoyed the reputation of being one of the most fearless men on the frontier, and whose devotion to his friends in the climax of the fiercest ordeal was inextinguishable.
John h holliday, d d s, better known as doc holliday, has become a legendary figure in the history of the american west in doc holliday: a family portrait, karen holliday tanner reveals the real man behind the legend. The one thing that took it down from a four-star to a three star was the first person narrative that didn't fully work for me throughout most of the book overall it was a decent read i might encourage someone else to find a book that had the history and skipped the first person. John henry holliday was born in griffin, spaldingco, georgia 1857 his father, major henry b holliday, was given some land down in valdosta, lowndesco, georgia when john was about five, and that is where he was raised.
One of the most famous gunfighters in the west, but how many men did he really kill here, but other than the arson warrant, this one’s not confirmed by court records or newspaper accounts great doc history legend material “monkeying with the deadwood” going back through (reviewing) the discard pile dr john henry “doc. In 1993 the movie tombstone made him a household name, as one of the wild west’s most famous figures quick with a gun and easy on the eyes, he was a gentleman gambler with a slow southern drawl. Henry doc holliday was born on august 14, 1851, in griffin, in spalding county, to alice jane mckey and henry burroughs holliday his father served in the civil war (1861-65) as a major in the twenty-seventh georgia infantry, and the well-known physician crawford long was a cousin of holliday's.
John henry doc holliday (august 14, 1851 – november 8, 1887) was an american gambler, gunfighter, and dentist, and a good friend of wyatt earp he is best known for his role in the events leading up to and following the gunfight at the ok corral. Dr john henry holliday began his career as a dentist in the south in the 1870's after discovering he had tuberculosis and no one would visit his practice in fear that he might break into a horrific cough, doc decided to come west. John henry holliday was born on august 14, 1851, in griffin, georgia he was the second-born child to henry and alice mckey holliday, who had lost their first child one-year earlier the family was surrounded by many close relatives, which created a warm and happy childhood for holliday.