Tombstone

Author: Giles Tippette

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780425158067

Category: Fiction

Page: 219

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Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday lead the forces of law and order against the ruthless Clanton Gang in the gunfight at the OK Corral
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Tombstone

The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962

Author: Yang Jisheng

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466827793

Category: History

Page: 656

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The much-anticipated definitive account of China's Great Famine An estimated thirty-six million Chinese men, women, and children starved to death during China's Great Leap Forward in the late 1950s and early '60s. One of the greatest tragedies of the twentieth century, the famine is poorly understood, and in China is still euphemistically referred to as "the three years of natural disaster." As a journalist with privileged access to official and unofficial sources, Yang Jisheng spent twenty years piecing together the events that led to mass nationwide starvation, including the death of his own father. Finding no natural causes, Yang attributes responsibility for the deaths to China's totalitarian system and the refusal of officials at every level to value human life over ideology and self-interest. Tombstone is a testament to inhumanity and occasional heroism that pits collective memory against the historical amnesia imposed by those in power. Stunning in scale and arresting in its detailed account of the staggering human cost of this tragedy, Tombstone is written both as a memorial to the lives lost—an enduring tombstone in memory of the dead—and in hopeful anticipation of the final demise of the totalitarian system. Ian Johnson, writing in The New York Review of Books, called the Chinese edition of Tombstone "groundbreaking . . . One of the most important books to come out of China in recent years."
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Tombstone

Author: Jane Eppinga

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738579337

Category: History

Page: 127

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In the 1800s, Tombstone was a rowdy silver-mining camp and the scene of a famous gunfight that enhanced its wicked reputation. When the rich silver mines were tapped out, Tombstone managed to survive and lived up to its motto, "The Town Too Tough to Die." The movie industry enhanced this wild reputation by portraying legendary gunfights at the O.K. Corral--which never actually took place at that location. For many years, the town has used its history to attract visitors by giving them a sense of life in the Old West. This volume includes many of the postcards tourists mailed home depicting romanticized and legendary views of Tombstone.
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Tombstone, A.T.

A History of Early Mining, Milling, and Mayhem

Author: Wm. B. Shillingberg

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806154098

Category: History

Page: 404

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Once nearly forgotten, Tombstone, Arizona, is trapped in myth and legend. Walking its quiet streets, one finds it hard to separate truth from illusion and remember this was a real town, not some Hollywood fantasy. Tombstone’s rough and rowdy exploits were reported from San Francisco to New York. William B. Shillingberg rediscovers the real Tombstone in this historical tour-de-force. The rough mining town of boomers and investors, of hard men and women seeking their fortunes, comes to life with startling clarity. Tombstone, A.T.: A History of Early Mining, Milling, and Mayhem relates true tales of those who founded and built the town, including the infamous Earps and Clantons. Shillingberg details life in a pioneer mining town, from the discoverers of the mines, Edward and Albert Schieffelin and Richard Gird, to the amazing cast of characters in the most celebrated gunfight in western history—the shootout at the OK Corral, between Wyatt, Virgil, and Morgan Earp, Doc Holliday, and a gang led by Ike Clanton. And tales of John Ringo, Frank Leslie, and diarist George W. Parsons are filled with the famous and the notorious. Today Tombstone slumbers, a shadow of its faded glory, supported by clouded memories and tourist dollars. But the real story remains, and Tombstone, A.T. tells it.
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Tombstone

Wyatt Earp, the O.K. Corral, and the Vendetta Ride 1881Â?82

Author: Sean McLachlan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1780961944

Category: History

Page: 80

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The Gunfight at the OK Corral on 26 October 1881 is one of the most enduring stories of the Old West. It led to a series of violent incidents that culminated in the Vendetta Ride, in which Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and several other gunslingers went after their rivals the Cowboys. Like most tales of the Wild West, the facts are buried under layers of myth, and the line between good guys and bad guys is blurry. Wyatt Earp, leader of the so-called "good guysÂ??, was charged with stealing horses in the Indian Territory in 1870 and jumped bail. Becoming a buffalo hunter and gambler, he got into several scrapes and earned a reputation as a gunfighter. Several times he helped lawmen arrest outlaws, but usually his assistance came more because of a personal grudge against the criminal than any real respect for law and order. He even got fired from a police job in Wichita for beating up a political rival.
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Tombstone Lady

Western

Author: Horst Friedrichs

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 374381076X

Category: Fiction

Page: 105

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Western von Horst FriedrichsDer Umfang dieses Buchs entspricht 110 Taschenbuchseiten.Inspiriert von einer wahren Geschichte: Nellie Cashman ist eine Westernheldin mit Herz. In Tombstone, Arizona, lernt sie Con Daley kennen, und zwar auf dramatische Weise, bei einer wilden Schießerei im Saloon. Die beiden kommen sich näher, doch dann gerät Nellies kleiner Neffe Mike, zusammen mit seinem Freund Jasper, in eine gefährliche Lage. Werden Nellie und Con die zwei Jungens retten können?
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Tombstone

A Luke Starbuck Novel

Author: Matt Braun

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429902175

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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"MATT BRAUN IS A MASTER STORYTELLER OF FRONTIER HISTORY." —Elmer Kelton On a fierce frontier In 1878, a struggling prospector found silver in the jagged mountains of Arizona. Within a year the town of Tombstone was filling up with merchants, tradesmen, gamblers, whores, gunslingers...and, eventually, Wyatt Earp. One town earned a legend of its own... When Earp arrives in Tombstone, nothing is ever the same. Along with Doc Holliday and a band of thieves, he turns the Arizona territory into his personal stomping grounds—until Wells Fargo puts an end to a string of savage stage robberies. With the legend of the OK Corral shoot-out fanning out across the frontier, private detective Luke Starbuck is sent to Tombstone on a mission: To learn the truth about Wyatt Earp. And to lay his legend to rest... "BRAUN IS ONE OF THE BEST!" —Don Coldsmith, author of the Spanish Bit series
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Arizona Legenden 05: Tombstone

Author: Dietmar Kuegler

Publisher: BLITZ-Verlag

ISBN: 3957194059

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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An einem kalten Oktobertag des Jahres 1881 peitschten auf offener Straße Schüsse durch die pulsierende Silberminenstadt Tombstone im Südosten Arizonas. Der Gunfight am O. K. Corral kostete drei Männer das Leben und machte die Sieger unsterblich. Wyatt Earp und Doc Holliday wurden zu Western-Legenden. Ein großer historischer Roman, in einer Neubearbeitung des Autors, ergänzt durch Belege, erweckt die dramatischen Ereignisse von Tombstone und die handelnden Personen wieder zum Leben.
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Tombstone, Two

The Untold Story; the First Sissy Maid a Western Like No Other the Unlikely Gunslinger The Governess the Virgin Sissy Maid Like Nothing You Have Ever Read Before.

Author: M Missy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479760412

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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SUMMARY: What can I say about how my life has turned out compared as to what I had expected when my dad told us that we were moving to Tombstone, Arizona? I expected to have a Dad who was a mining engineer and my Mom and I and my two sisters to run the ranch just like we did back in Pennsylvania. We were a very close family that got along great and had a deep love for one another. Life was perfect. However, not in Tombstone for a week, my Dad and my Mom and my sister Amy were shot to death during a stage coach robbery by Johnny Ringo and two of his friends. My loving family was gone in 10 minutes for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The only family I had left was my sister Christy. So, Christy and I moved into our big new ranch house along with Miss Stern, my English Governess and Sofia; the young girl that was given to me as a present from the great Geronimo for not killing his two sons when I had the chance during our wagon train trip. I still expected to get my schooling from Miss Stern and I still expected to run the ranch. However, Miss Stern had other plans for me as she turned my into the houses sissy maid instead. Yes, instead of being the ranch Forman, I became the first sissy maid of Tombstone, Arizona. Miss Stern taught me to behave the old English way; thru petticoat punishment and her cane. In spite of my maid status, I still had to kill 13 men in the last six months with my gun handling skills in order to keep my new family save. It was not the life I was expecting, but as time moved along, it was not turning out to be such a bad life after all.
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Mail Order Doctor (Die Braute von Tombstone, Buch 2)

Author: Cynthia Woolf

Publisher: Firehouse Publishing

ISBN: 1947075810

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Julia O’Brien ist eine pragmatische Frau. Als eine Krankenschwester und Hebamme war sie wohl selbst sehr überrascht, als sie sich in Dr. Matthew Reynolds verliebt und zustimmt, seine Katalogbraut zu werden. Sie macht sich mit seinen Briefen und ihrem Herz voller Hoffnung auf den Weg nach Tombstone. Dr. Matthew Reynolds möchte keine Frau haben und ist schockiert, als Julia mit einer Heiratslizenz auf seiner Türschwelle steht, die seine Unterschrift trägt. Er findet heraus, dass sein Großvater die junge Frau ohne sein Wissen umworben und ihr ein Versprechen in seinem Namen ohne sein Einverständnis gemacht hat. Eine Annullierung scheint die einfachste Lösung zu sein, aber Julia weiß nicht wohin ohne Reynolds. Jetzt schläft seine ungewollte Ehefrau in seinem Haus, arbeitet mit ihm in seiner Klinik und bringt ihn generell zur Verzweiflung. Als ein Hilferuf von einer verzweifelten jungen Mutter eingeht, übernimmt Julia die Sache alleine. Die junge Frau bekommt ein wunderschönes kleines Mädchen, aber überlebt die Geburt nicht. Plötzlich steht Matthew vor einer neuen Entscheidung – er hat nicht nur eine schöne und liebevolle Ehefrau, sondern auch noch eine kostbare neue Tochter, die sein einsames Leben bereichert. Aber Julia wird sich nicht mit weniger als seinem ganzen Herzen zufriedengeben und als der echte Vater des Neugeborenen versucht, sie ihr ihnen wegzunehmen, wird Matthew Berge versetzen müssen, um die Frau, die ihm ans Herz gewachsen ist, davon zu überzeugen, dass er das sein kann, was sie braucht.
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Mail Order Outlaw

Author: Cynthia Woolf

Publisher: Firehouse Publishing

ISBN: 1947075756

Category:

Page: N.A

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Ed Talbot ist nicht gerade ein Traummann. Er ist ein Gesetzloser, wurde mit 14 Jahren in die Gang seines Vaters gezwungen und wird in mehr als einem Gebiet gesucht – tot oder lebendig. Aber jetzt ist sein Vater tot, er hasst das Leben, das Blut und die elende Wut seines Bruders. Als ein Postkutschenüberfall schiefläuft, bleibt Ed mit einer Tasche voll mit charmanten Briefen einer verführerischen jungen Dame zurück. Zum Pech für Miss Lizzie Cobb ist ihr Verlobter nun tot, aber Ed sieht einen Ausweg. Einen schicken, anständigen jungen Mann zu verkörpern sollte nicht zu schwer sein. Trotz des Risikos stellt sich heraus, dass es fast schon zu einfach ist, sie herumzukriegen. Ganz abgelegen auf der Ranch ihrer Mutter außerhalb von Tombstone hat Miss Lizzie Cobb weder die Zeit, noch die nötigen Mittel einen beachtlichen Ehemann zu finden. Als eine Halb-Apachin im Arizona-Territorium scheint es ihr die einzige Lösung für ihr Problem zu sein, eine Katalogbraut zu werden – bis sie realisiert, dass San Francisco zu weit weg ist und sie ihre bedürftige Mutter mit ihrem kleinen Bruder alleine lassen müsste. Ihre Lösung? Die Hochzeit absagen. Als ihr Bräutigam dann letztendlich doch auf der Türschwelle steht, ist sie überwältigt. Er ist hübsch, stark und ist hunderte Meilen gereist, um sie zu seiner zu machen. Seine Küsse entfachen ein Feuer in ihrem Körper und seine Anwesenheit beruhigt ihre Seele. Dass sie sich in den schroffen Mann verliebt liegt außerhalb ihrer Macht. Aber die Vergangenheit hat ihre Wege, die Gesetzlosen einzuholen und der Wahrheit ins Auge zu blicken wird schwer… für sie beide.
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Tombstone

An Iliad of the Southwest

Author: Walter Noble Burns

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826321541

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 388

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First published in 1927,Tombstonedefined the legend of lawman-gunfighter Wyatt Earp. A mixture of fact and fiction, Walter Noble Burns's portrayal of Earp has profoundly influenced subsequent generations of historians, novelists, and screen writers. Born in 1849, Earp grew up on the Missouri-Kansas frontier and first came to notice as a no-nonsense town marshal in rip-roaring Dodge City, Kansas. Moving to wide-open Tombstone, Arizona in 1879, he became a businessman and deputy United States marshal where he was soon joined by his four brothers. In Burns's narrative, the Earp clan represents law and order in the lawless, chaotic Old West. The collision between civilization and frontier explodes in the bloody and legendary shootout at the OK Corral between the Earps and the Clanton-McLowery gang. The Earps prevailed, but the subsequent shootings of two Earp brothers drove the calm, courageous, and somewhat emotionless Wyatt to take the law into his own hands. In a personal rage, he hunted and killed the treacherous "assassins." Wyatt Earp's most recent biographer, Casey Tefertiller, discusses the influence ofTombstoneon the history and legend of Wyatt Earp and the Old West.
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The McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona

An O. K. Corral Obituary

Author: Paul Lee Johnson

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 157441450X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 380

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Discusses the history and lives of the McClaughry family of Tombstone, Arizona.
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Tombstone

The Untold Story, the First Sissy Maid

Author: M Missy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147972680X

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

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Part one covers the early days of sissy maid missys travels to becoming a sissy maid to a lovely Governess, Sofia, and missys own sister, Christy. My story begins on a Farm in Pennsylvania where missy grew up as Mitchell. Mitchells early behavior and punishments are covered; while Mitchell experienced plenty of attention from his fathers strap, a big long thick strap. Highlighted other events of Mitchells growing years also include a couple of very humiliating punishments as well as the sadness of a DEATH TOO SOON. That DEATH TOO SOON; set Mitchells life in motion to become a sharpshooter and gun slinger like no other the West had ever seen before, or after. The story continues with Mitchell and his family taking a train to the famous Dodge City, where Mitchell actually met Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and Bat Masterson. That was the highlight of Mitchells life at that point in time. However, it would not be the last time they met. Then it was onto the wagon train; to Tombstone Arizona. While in the wagon train, Mitchells behavior became uncontrollable and he kept getting himself punished. While at the same time; Mitchells gun handling ability saves the lives of others and make Mitchell the most unlikely hero. Finally, as Mitchells parents tire of his poor behavior, they resort to hiring an English Governess to teach Mitchell how to behave and to obey. The Governess takes Mitchell down the path to obedience the old fashion English way; in the form of petticoat punishment and the cane. The Governess changes Mitchell into missy! My story continues as the family settles in Tombstone where Mitchell, since converted to missy, becomes THE FIRST SISSY MAID of the West in Tombstone, Arizona.
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The Earp Brothers of Tombstone

The Story of Mrs. Virgil Earp

Author: Frank Waters

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803258389

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 247

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The Earp Brothers of Tombstone and the famous fight at the O. K. Corral are well known to American history and even better known to American legend. This composite biography of Wyatt, Morgan, Virgil, James, and Warner Earp is based on the recollections of Mrs. Virgil Earp, dictated to the author in the 1930s, and amplified by documents he unearthed in 1959. In his review of the book for Library Journal, W. S. Wallace stated that he considered The Earp Brothers of Tombstone "the most authoritative account ever to be published on the subject."
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After the Boom in Tombstone and Jerome, Arizona

Decline in Western Resource Towns

Author: Eric L. Clements

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874175714

Category: History

Page: 389

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Focusing on two Arizona towns that had their origins in mining bonanzas - Tombstone and Jerome - this book offers a rare study dissecting the process of bust itself - the reasons and manners in which these towns declined as the mining booms ended.
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Taste of Tombstone

A Hearty Helping of History

Author: Sherry A. Monahan

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826344496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

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In this lively study, Monahan offers a brief history of Tombstone and the evolution of its increasingly sophisticated dining scene. She includes 140 recipes from the 1880s, most from Tombstone restaurants, so that readers may experience their own taste of Tombstone.University of New Mexico Press
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Canadian Bilingual Districts

From Cornerstone to Tombstone

Author: Daniel Bourgeois

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773575928

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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In the first systematic study of the subject, Daniel Bourgeois traces the complex path that led to the demise of the plan in 1976, following pressure from the Treasury Board Secretariat. Canadian Bilingual Districts also considers the Royal Commission's approach in the context of contemporary developments. Bourgeois argues for the reconsideration of this discarded "cornerstone" of federal language policy, providing a nuanced analysis of social identity, sociolinguistic policies, nationalism, and minority rights and services.
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Murder in Tombstone

The Forgotten Trial of Wyatt Earp

Author: Steven Lubet

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300115277

Category: History

Page: 253

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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
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