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Murder in Tombstone : the forgotten trial of Wyatt Earp

Author: Steven Lubet
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The gunfight at the O.K. Corral occupies a unique place in American history. Although the event itself lasted less than a minute, it became the basis for countless stories about the Wild West. At the time of the gunfight, however, Wyatt Earp was not universally acclaimed as a hero. Among the people who knew him best in Tombstone, Arizona, many considered him a renegade and murderer." "This book tells the story of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Wyatt Earp; Wyatt Earp; Wyatt Earp
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Lubet
ISBN: 030010426X 9780300104264 030011527X 9780300115277
OCLC Number: 54767367
Description: viii, 253 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Slap leather --
From Dodge City to Tombstone --
Prelude to a gunfight --
Thirty shots in thirty seconds --
Invitation to an inquest --
Judge Spicer's court --
"I don't want to fight" --
"I think we can hang them" --
"In defense of my own life --
"I want your guns" --
Decision --
Aftermath.
Responsibility: Steven Lubet.
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The gunfight at the OK Corral is legendary - but what happened once the shooting ended? This book tells the nearly unknown story of the prosecution of Wyatt Earp, his brothers, and Doc Holiday  Read more...

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