Nevada County author Chris Enss publishes latest Western book ‘According to Kate’
Doc Holliday’s paramour, “Big Nose Kate”, could never get a publisher to give her the big bucks she demanded to tell the story of her life, but that didn’t mean she didn’t collect material she wanted to use in a biography.
Over the 50 years Mary Kate Cummings, alias Big Nose Kate, traversed the West she saved letters from her family, musings she had written about her love interests, and stories of her time with the notorious John Henry Holliday. Using rare, unpublished material Big Nose Kate stockpiled in anticipation of writing her tale on the Wild Frontier, the definitive story about the famous soiled dove has finally been told.
In the new book “According to Kate: The Legendary Life of Big Nose Kate, Love of Doc Holliday” by New York Times bestselling author Chris Enss, the infamous soiled dove has her say.
Kate claims to have witnessed the Gunfight at the OK Corral and exchanged words with the likes of Wyatt Earp and Josephine Marcus. There’s no doubt she embellished her adventures, but that doesn’t take away from their historical importance. She was a controversial figure in a rough and rowdy territory. What she witnessed, the lifestyle she led, and the influential western people she met are fascinating details and represent a time period much romanticized.
According to Kate: The Legendary Life of Big Nose Kate, Love of Doc Holliday by Chris Enss and published by TwoDot Books, is now available everywhere.
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