Trouble in Tombstone

Trouble in Tombstone

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by Richard S. Wheeler
     
 

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The story of a brave man who finished what he set out to do.

In the few months that Wyatt Earp lived in Tombstone, Arizona, in the 1880s, he suffered loss of family and reputation. He had arrived as a respected lawman, but soon departed as a fugitive. The Fight at the OK Corral and its aftermath had transformed him, turning him into an American legend but

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The story of a brave man who finished what he set out to do.

In the few months that Wyatt Earp lived in Tombstone, Arizona, in the 1880s, he suffered loss of family and reputation. He had arrived as a respected lawman, but soon departed as a fugitive. The Fight at the OK Corral and its aftermath had transformed him, turning him into an American legend but also gravely damaging him. Here is that tragic and poignant story, told by the master storyteller of the West, Richard S. Wheeler. This is one of his favorite novels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012331090
Publisher:
Richard S. Wheeler
Publication date:
03/13/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
724,470
File size:
284 KB

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Richard S. Wheeler is the author of over seventy novels, many of them dealing with the American West. He is the recipient of six Spur Awards, and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime contribution to the literature of the West.

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Trouble in Tombstone 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Several recent nonfiction works--which Richard Wheeler mentions in an afterword to 'Trouble In Tombstone'--help us better understand the events surrounding the legendary OK Corral gunfight in Tombstone, Ariz. In this novel, Wheeler helps us experience the human dimension of the famous shootout in a way nonfiction can't, and provides compelling entertainment in the process. He recreates the dramatic events before and after the shootout as Wyatt himself (who narrates the novel) may have viewed them. Many others have based novels on the OK Corral gunfight, some of them very good, but I doubt if anyone has done it better or more realistically than Wheeler. If you like western fiction grounded in reality, that illuminates as well as entertains (as Wheeler's novels always do), you'll enjoy this novel.