Murder in Tombstone: The Forgotten Trial of Wyatt Earp

Murder in Tombstone: The Forgotten Trial of Wyatt Earp

by Steven Lubet
     
 

The gunfight at the OK Corral is legendary—but what happened once the shooting ended? This book tells the nearly unknown story of the prosecution of Wyatt Earp, his brothers, and Doc Holliday following the gunfight and shows how a talented defense attorney saved them from the gallows.
"[One of the] gems in the vast . . . literature on Wyatt Earp. . . .

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Overview

The gunfight at the OK Corral is legendary—but what happened once the shooting ended? This book tells the nearly unknown story of the prosecution of Wyatt Earp, his brothers, and Doc Holliday following the gunfight and shows how a talented defense attorney saved them from the gallows.
"[One of the] gems in the vast . . . literature on Wyatt Earp. . . . Lubet’s study of the complicated legal aftermath of the OK Corral manages to be stylish and . . . elegant, a virtue not often found in outlaw studies."—Larry McMurtry, New York Review of Books 
“This is the first book to examine in depth these legal proceedings, and no one could have done a better job. Lubet explains, in a clear and interesting way, how Arizona territorial law worked in the 1880s.”—Michael F. Blake, Chicago Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300115277
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
The Lamar Series in Western History
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
914,456
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

1Slap Leather1
2From Dodge City to Tombstone7
3Prelude to a Gunfight27
4Thirty Shots in Thirty Seconds44
5Invitation to an Inquest57
6Judge Spicer's Court71
7"I Don't Want to Fight"84
8"I Think We Can Hang Them"105
9"In Defense of My Own Life"135
10"I Want Your Guns"156
11Decision179
12Aftermath203
Notes224
Bibliography233
Acknowledgments244
Index245

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