Reports have it that Wyatt Earp is rising to a Crockett-like popularity. That is all to the good- Earp being the less pretentious man. But this second biography of him we have read to date (see Wyatt Earp by Olga Hall-Quest, p. 9, 1956) suffers in comparison with the first by way of being an obvious and emotionalized build up rather than a factual report of deeds that could well be let to speak for themselves. Material covered is the same and ranges from Wyatt's youth and Buffalo hunting years through his duties as an extraordinarily efficient marshal in an extremely deadly west. So, depending on the kind of characterization you want, you can take your pick. This tends to make him into a Fearless Fosdick, at times ridiculous.