The Last Gunfight

The Last Gunfight

The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.k. Corral-and How It Changed the American West

eBook - 2011
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A New York Times bestseller, Jeff Guinn's definitive, myth-busting account of the most famous gunfight in American history reveals who Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clantons and McLaurys really were and what the shootout was all about. On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, in a vacant lot in Tombstone, Arizona, a confrontation between eight armed men erupted in a deadly shootout. The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral would shape how future generations came to view the Old West. Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clantons became the stuff of legends, symbolic of a frontier populated by good guys in white hats and villains in black ones. It's a colorful story'but the truth is even better. Drawing on new material from private collections'including diaries, letters, and Wyatt Earp's own hand-drawn sketch of the shootout's conclusion'as well as archival research, Jeff Guinn gives us a startlingly different and far more fascinating picture of what actually happened that day in Tombstone and why.
Topical Term: History
Electronic books
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Simon & Schuster, 2011
ISBN: 9781439157855
Branch Call Number: eBOOK
F819.T6
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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johnendicott
Feb 10, 2016

very detailed on the history of Tombstone and the Earp-Clanton feud. One of the best books on Wyatt Earp, neither pro or con. A must read.

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wcvanvoorhis
Feb 18, 2012

Being from Arizona, I found this history very personal. But even if I wasn't, I think it's one of the most readable books I've read lately. It turned around various myths I've had about Wyatt Earp and Tombstone and gave me a better understanding about the cowboys of SE Arizona.

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Brian_Shaw
Sep 26, 2011

Well written, historical account of the events leading up to and including the shootout in Tombstone Arizona. Also includes the aftermath of this event. The author paints a picture of the complex characters involved in this period and works to provide a balanced view, instead of the typical "good versus evil" common in tales of the Old West.

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