And Die in the West: The Story of the O.K. Corral Gunfight

And Die in the West: The Story of the O.K. Corral Gunfight

by Paula Mitchell Marks
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0806128887

ISBN-13: 9780806128887

Pub. Date: 09/28/1996

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

The gunfight at the O.K. Corral has excited the imaginations of Western enthusiasts ever since that chilly October afternoon in 1881 when Doc Holliday and the three fighting Earps strode along a Tombstone, Arizona, street to confront the Clanton and McLaury brothers. When they met, Billy Clanton and the two McLaurys were shot to death; the popular image of the Wild

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The gunfight at the O.K. Corral has excited the imaginations of Western enthusiasts ever since that chilly October afternoon in 1881 when Doc Holliday and the three fighting Earps strode along a Tombstone, Arizona, street to confront the Clanton and McLaury brothers. When they met, Billy Clanton and the two McLaurys were shot to death; the popular image of the Wild West was reinforced; and fuel was provided for countless arguments over the characters, motives, and actions of those involved.

And Die in the West presents the first fully detailed, objective narrative of the celebrated gunfight, of the tensions leading up to it, and the bitter, bloody events that followed. Paula Mitchell Marks places the events surrounding the gunfight against a larger backdrop of a booming Tombstone and the fluid, frontier environment of greed, factions and violence. In the process, Marks strips away many of the myths associated with the famous gunfight and of the West in general. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806128887
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,185,387
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.31(d)

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