— THE SWEETWATER SHOOTOUT — The soldier playing poker at the Lady Gay Saloon in Sweetwater, Texas, rose from his chair in disgust, threw his cards hand down, and stormed out the door. Another player, Bat Masterson, watched him leave, not knowing the two would meet again before the night ended.
Corporal Melvin A. King of the 4th Cavalry at a nearby Army post struggled with the […]
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Author David Loeb Goodis wrote noir crime fiction that featured colorful, but ill-fated characters who prowled the under-belly of the urban landscape, living lives of secrecy.
Author David Goodis “…was a poet of the losers, transforming swift cut-rate melodrama into traumatic visions of failed lives,” wrote critic Geoffrey O’Brien, editor-in-chief of Library of America.
Born in 1917, Goodis grew up in Philadelphia in the Logan section. In high school, he served as editor of the […]
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