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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. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In popular culture, Wyatt Earp is the hero of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, and a beacon of rough cowboy justice in the tumultuous American West. The subject of dozens of films, he has been invoked in battles against organized crime (in the 1930s), communism (in the 1950s), and al-Qaeda (after 2001). Yet as the historian Andrew C. Isenberg reveals here, the Hollywood Earp is largely a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Wyatt Earp; 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, map, genealogical table ; 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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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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