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Inventing Wyatt Earp : his life and many legends

Author: Allen Barra
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On October 26, 1881, Wyatt Earp, his two brothers, and Doc Holliday shot it out with a gang of cattle rustlers near the O K Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. It was over in half a minute, but those  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Wyatt Earp; Wyatt Earp
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Barra
ISBN: 9780803220584 0803220588
OCLC Number: 221148170
Notes: Originally published: New York : Caroll & Graf, ©1998.
Description: x, 426 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Wyatt : the odyssey --
"Bloody Kansas" : Wyatt Earp in Wichita --
On to Dodge City --
Tombstone, the Iliad --
"Three men hurled into eternity" : the streetfight in Tombstone --
Wyatt Earp on trial --
Wyatt earp unleashed: the vendetta ride --
Putting clothes on a ghost : the life and legend of Doc Holliday --
The lion in autumn --
Hollywood gunfighter --
Print the legend --
Wyatt redux.
Responsibility: Allen Barra ; with a new introduction by the author.
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"Barra is no garden variety deconstructionist. . . . [He] lines up the mythmaking process in his crosshairs."-Chicago Tribune * Chicago Tribune * "Engaging, detailed and refreshingly pugnacious. . . Read more...

 
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