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People/Characters: Bat Masterson

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Bat Masterson by Carl R. Green
Bat Masterson by Richard O'Connor
Bat Masterson by Wayne C. Lee
Bat Masterson: The Man and the Legend by Robert K. Dearment
Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp: Their Colorado Careers by E. Richard Churchill
The Doctor and the Rough Rider: A Weird West Tale by Mike Resnick
Doctor Who: The Gunfighters by Donald Cotton
Doctor Who: The Gunfighters [TV serial] by Rex Tucker
Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West by Tom Clavin
Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster by Steven Biel
The Great Buffalo Hunt by Wayne Gard
Gunman's Rhapsody by Robert B. Parker
Inventing Wyatt Earp: His Life and Many Legends by Allen Barra
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Complete Season One by Lewis R. Foster
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Complete Season Two by Frank McDonald
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Complete Series by Lewis R. Foster
The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Companion by Don Rosa
Lone Ranger Meets the Green Hornet: Champions Of Justice by Michael Uslan
Møte i Tascosa by Louis Mastersonnot in English Common Knowledge
The Old Colts by Glendon Swarthout
Silver Lies by Ann Parker
Time Travel Adventures of the 1800 Club [Kindle] by Robert McAuley
Triggernometry: A Gallery of Gunfighters by Eugene Cunningham
Young Bat Masterson by Richard O'Connor

Character description

William Barclay "Bat" Masterson (November 26, 1853 – October 25, 1921) spent the first half of his life in what is remembered as the "Wild West." During that period, he distinguished himself as a buffalo hunter, Indian fighter during the celebrated Second Battle of Adobe Walls, civilian scout for the U.S. Army, and gunfighter and lawman in Dodge City, Kansas and elsewhere. The "Wild West" phase of Masterson's life was essentially over by the mid 1880s when he was still in his early thirties. Masterson moved to Denver and established himself as a leading "sporting man," or gambler. He took an interest in prizefighting and became a leading authority on the sport. He moved to New York City in 1902 and would spend the rest of his life there as a reporter and columnist for the New York Morning Telegraph. Masterson's column not only covered boxing and other sports, but also gave his frequent opinions on crime, war, politics and other topics . He became a close friend of President Theodore Roosevelt and became one of the "White House Gunfighters" (along with Pat Garrett and Ben Daniels) who received federal appointments from Roosevelt. He was known throughout the country as a leading sports writer and celebrity at the time of his death in 1921.

Bat Masterson in Wikipedia

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