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.
The Last Gunfight
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.

Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2011
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 1439154244
Branch Call Number: 979.153 G9645L 2011
Characteristics: 392 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., maps ;,25 cm


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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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