Miss Kansas City Kitty: Doris Markham’s Story
By: Deborah Dilks
About the Book
Doris Markham’s Story takes you back to Kansas City in the 1930s and 1940s as well as rural Missouri living at the turn id the twentieth century. Join Doris on her escapades through three marriages and a dozen boyfriends. Miss Kansas City Kitty Doris Markham’s Story is based on a true story about one spirited country girl’s struggles to survive in Kansas City when it was a wild town; some called it “The Paris of the Plains” with illegal gambling, speakeasies, gangsters, barbecue and jazz.
Her story is a love story, okay several love stories mixed with drama and comedy. People described Doris Markham as a pistol, a free spirit and stubborn. She could be called an early woman’s rights activist because she often said “What’s right for the goose is right for the gander”.
IN this book you will see Kansas City from a working girl’s view and find gangsters, kidnapping, murder, prostitution, speakeasies, supper clubs, bars and even a famous person or two. When Doris won Kansas City Kitty competition, her life changed.
(2020, hardback, 502 pages)