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Wyatt Earp: The Life Behind the Legend

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Quite impressive. I doubt if there has been or will be a more deeply researched and convincing account." —Evan Connell, author Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn

"The book to end all Earp books—the most complete, and most meticulously researched." —Jack Burrows, author John Ringo: The Gunfighter Who Never Was

"The most thoughtful, well-researched, and comprehensive account that has been written about the development and career of an Old-West lawman." —The Tombstone Tumbleweed

"A great adventure story, and solid history." —Kirkus Reviews

"A major contribution to the history of the American West. It provides the first complete and accurate look at Wyatt Earp's colorful career, and places into context the important role that he and his brothers played in crime and politics in the Arizona territory. This important book rises above the realm of Western biography and shows the development of the Earp story in history and myth, and its effect on American culture." —John Boessenecker, author Gold Dust and Gunsmoke

"The ultimate Wyatt Earp book." —Professor Richard Brown University of Oregon

Synopsis:

Based on recently discovered material, including newspapers believed to have been lost as well as personal accounts from Earp's friends, enemies, and acquaintances, this definitive biography paints a superbly balanced portrait of the man who helped shape the modern view of the Old West. A rich panorama of nineteenth-century American culture and politics, Wyatt Earp brings a fresh perspective to the life of a common man of uncommon courage, whose ultimate wish was to live a quiet life. From the Kansas plains to Tombstone, from Nome to San Francisco, here is the complete, unvarnished story of Wyatt Earp as it has never before been told, with a cast of characters whose names ring with the very spirit of the Old West: Ike Clanton, Curley Bill, and John Ringo among them.

Synopsis:

Now available in trade paperback, the definitive biography of Wyatt Earp (1848-1929), the lawman and gunfighter who emerged from 30 seconds of gunfire behind the O.K. Corral to symbolize the American West.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-375) and index.

About the Author

CASEY TEFERTILLER is a former writer for the San Francisco Examiner with a keen interest in the American West.

Table of Contents

Cowtown Justice.

A New Town, A New Badge.

Murder and Madness.

A March to Destiny.

"I Think We Can Hang Them." Tombstone in Terror.

Vendetta.

Law versus Order.

A Fight for Honor.

The Last Frontiers.

Long May His Story Be Told.

Notes and Sources.

Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471283621
Author:
Tefertiller, Casey
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Southwest, new
Subject:
Earp, wyatt, 1848-1929
Subject:
Peace officers
Subject:
United states marshals
Subject:
Southwest, New Biography.
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
US Biography
Copyright:
Publication Date:
February 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.29x6.16x1.13 in. 1.13 lbs.

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Product details 416 pages John Wiley & Sons - English 9780471283621 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Based on recently discovered material, including newspapers believed to have been lost as well as personal accounts from Earp's friends, enemies, and acquaintances, this definitive biography paints a superbly balanced portrait of the man who helped shape the modern view of the Old West. A rich panorama of nineteenth-century American culture and politics, Wyatt Earp brings a fresh perspective to the life of a common man of uncommon courage, whose ultimate wish was to live a quiet life. From the Kansas plains to Tombstone, from Nome to San Francisco, here is the complete, unvarnished story of Wyatt Earp as it has never before been told, with a cast of characters whose names ring with the very spirit of the Old West: Ike Clanton, Curley Bill, and John Ringo among them.
"Synopsis" by , Now available in trade paperback, the definitive biography of Wyatt Earp (1848-1929), the lawman and gunfighter who emerged from 30 seconds of gunfire behind the O.K. Corral to symbolize the American West.
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