The Forgotten Trial of Wyatt Earp
Author: Steven Lubet
Publisher: Yale University Press
View: 581The 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
An Iliad of the Southwest
Author: Walter Noble Burns
Publisher: UNM Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 2929First 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.
Wyatt Earp, the O.K. Corral, and the Vendetta Ride 1881Â?82
Author: Sean McLachlan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
View: 8469The 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.
The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62
Author: Frank Dikötter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
View: 4685An unprecedented, groundbreaking history of China's Great Famine that recasts the era of Mao Zedong and the history of the People's Republic of China.
A History of Early Mining, Milling, and Mayhem
Author: Wm. B. Shillingberg
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
View: 8599Once 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.
A Luke Starbuck Novel
Author: Matt Braun
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
View: 2062"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
The Story of Mrs. Virgil Earp
Author: Frank Waters
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 1230The 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."
The Deaths and Burials of the Old West’s Most Nefarious Outlaws, Notorious Women, and Celebrated Lawmen
Author: Chris Enss
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 2495Tales Behind the Tombstones tells the stories behind the deaths (or supposed deaths) and burials of the Old West's most nefarious outlaws, notorious women, and celebrated lawmen. Readers will learn the story behind Calamity Jane's wish to be buried next to Wild Bill Hickok, discover how and where the Earp brothers came to be buried, and visit the sites of tombs long forgotten while legends have lived on.
The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962
Author: Yang Jisheng
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
View: 7705The 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."
The Filmgoers' Guide to the Great Westerns
Author: Howard Hughes
Category: Performing Arts
View: 3595The true story of the American West on film, through its shooting stars and the directors who shot them... Howard Hughes explores the Western, running from John Ford’s 'Stagecoach' to the revisionary 'Tombstone'. Writing with panache and fresh insight, he explores 27 key films, and draws on production notes, cast and crew biographies, and the films’ box-office success, to reveal their place in western history. He shows how through reinvention and resurrection, this genre continually postpones the big adios and avoids ending up in Boot Hill...permanently. Major films covered include the best from genre giants John Ford, Howard Hawks and John Wayne, plus classics 'High Noon', 'Shane', 'The Magnificent Seven' and 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'. 'Stagecoach to Tombstone' makes many more stops along the way, examining well-known blockbusters and lowly B-movie oaters alike. It examines comedy westerns, adventures ‘south of the border’, singing cowboys and the varied depiction of Native Americans on screen. Hughes also engagingly charts the genre’s timely renovation by Sam Peckinpah ('Ride the High Country' and 'The Wild Bunch' ), Sergio Leone ('Once Upon a Time in the West') and Clint Eastwood ('The Outlaw Josey Wales' and 'Unforgiven'). Presented too are the best of western trivia, a filmography of essential films - and ten aficionados and critics, including Alex Cox, Christopher Frayling, Philip French and Ed Buscombe, give their verdict on the best in the west.
Author: Jane Eppinga
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
View: 6133In 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.
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
View: 1976SUMMARY: 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.
The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral-And How It Changed the American West
Author: Jeff Guinn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
View: 888A New York Times bestseller, Jeff Guinn’s definitive, myth-busting account of the most famous gunfight in American history reveals who Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clantons and McLaurys really were and what the shootout was all about. On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, in a vacant lot in Tombstone, Arizona, a confrontation between eight armed men erupted in a deadly shootout. The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral would shape how future generations came to view the Old West. Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clantons became the stuff of legends, symbolic of a frontier populated by good guys in white hats and villains in black ones. It’s a colorful story—but the truth is even better. Drawing on new material from private collections—including diaries, letters, and Wyatt Earp’s own hand-drawn sketch of the shootout’s conclusion—as well as archival research, Jeff Guinn gives us a startlingly different and far more fascinating picture of what actually happened that day in Tombstone and why
Decline in Western Resource Towns
Author: Eric L. Clements
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
View: 2594Focusing 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.