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The Last Gunfight

The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral--and How It Changed the American West
Guinn, Jeff (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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A revisionist history of the Old West battle challenges popular depictions of such figures as the Earps and Doc Holliday, tracing the influence of a love triangle, renegade Apaches, and the citizens of Tombstone.
Authors: Guinn, Jeff
Title: The last gunfight
the real story of the shootout at the O.K. Corral--and how it changed the American west
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2011
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
Characteristics: 392 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., maps ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jeff Guinn
Contents: The West
The Earps
Tombstone
The Earps arrive
The coming of the cowboys
Doc, Johnny, and Josephine
It begins
Cochise County sheriff
The Benson stage robbery
Plans go awry
Escalation
The night before
The gunfight
The inquest and the hearing
"Blood will surely come"
The vendetta ride
Legend
Summary: A revisionist history of the Old West battle challenges popular depictions of such figures as the Earps and Doc Holliday, tracing the influence of a love triangle, renegade Apaches, and the citizens of Tombstone.
ISBN: 1439154244
9781439154243
Branch Call Number: 979.153 G9645L 2011
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-374) and index
Subject Headings: Frontier and pioneer life Arizona Tombstone Outlaws Arizona Tombstone History 19th century Violence Arizona Tombstone History 19th century Tombstone (Ariz.) History 19th century
Topical Term: Frontier and pioneer life
Outlaws
Violence
LCCN: 2011010776
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Dec 17, 2012
  • Brian_Shaw rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Well written, historical account of the events leading up to and including the shootout in Tombstone Arizona. Also includes the aftermath of this event. The author paints a picture of the complex characters involved in this period and works to provide a balanced view, instead of the typical "good versus evil" common in tales of the Old West.

Feb 18, 2012
  • wcvanvoorhis rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Being from Arizona, I found this history very personal. But even if I wasn't, I think it's one of the most readable books I've read lately. It turned around various myths I've had about Wyatt Earp and Tombstone and gave me a better understanding about the cowboys of SE Arizona.

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