ACCORDING TO KATE: THE LEGENDARY LIFE OF BIG NOSE KATE, LOVE OF DOC HOLLIDAY is the latest nonfiction book by Chris Enss. The book will be published on October 1st 2019 by Two Dot Books.
Ever since visiting Tombstone, Arizona, is December 2009, I have been obsessed with Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and everyone related to them – including Kate Elder. While Kate was mentioned in many of the books I had read about Holliday, the Earps, and Tombstone, there weren’t any books about Kate Elder (AKA Big Nose Kate AKA Mrs. Doc Holliday AKA Mary Kate Cummings). ACCORDING TO KATE: THE LEGENDARY LIFE OF BIG NOSE KATE, LOVE OF DOC HOLLIDAY is the definitive book about the life of Kate Elder. Close to fifty years after Kate Elder died, Chris Enss has collected her notes and letters into the biography that Kate had hoped to compose during the later years of her life. The book not only tells Kate’s story, but it provides a historical context of the time period and places in which Kate lived. Chris Enss sticks to the facts provided by Kate and other contemporary records – whether those facts are completely accurate or not is questionable. Enss also debunks a lot of fictions and myths that have been assigned to Kate over the years. Kate led a hard, interesting life, and ACCORDING TO KATE: THE LEGENDARY LIFE OF BIG NOSE KATE, LOVE OF DOC HOLLIDAY is a fascinating read.