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Wyatt Earp : a vigilante life

Author: Andrew C Isenberg
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In American popular culture, Wyatt Earp, a law officer in nineteenth-century Dodge City and Tombstone, is an icon of justice. This book shows that the Hollywood Earp is largely a fiction created by  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Wyatt Earp; Wyatt Earp
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew C Isenberg
ISBN: 9780809095001 0809095009
OCLC Number: 812252783
Description: 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Map: Wyatt Earp's West --
The Earp family --
Lex talionis --
The sons of Ishmael --
Youth hath faulty wand'red --
Jerk your gun --
Wild justice --
Roping the mark --
The shadows of the past.
Responsibility: Andrew C. Isenberg.

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"Meticulous . . . illuminat[es] an entire social milieu . . . Beautifully rendered . . . this new biography is a gem, and includes a touching look at Wyatt's single lifelong friendship with Doc Read more...

 
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