The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral-And How It Changed the American West (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, May 17, 2011 - History - 416 pages
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A 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
  

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Subtitled “The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral – And How It Changed the American West,” this is the story of what really transpired among Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Doc Holliday, the ... Read full review

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The gunfight at the OK Corral is an iconic episode in the American myth of the West. Guinn aims to, in the words of his subtitle, tell 'The real Story of the Shootout at the OK Corral - And How It ... Read full review

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Contents

Tombstone That Morning
1
The Earps
23
Tombstone
55
The Earps Arrive
73
The Coming of the Cowboys
89
Doc_ohnny and Josephine
103
It Begins
119
Cochise County Sheriff
137
Plans Go Awry
165
Escalation
181
The Night Before
197
The Gunfight 205
237
Blood Will Surely Come
259
The Vendetta Ride
275
Legends
295
Copyright

The Benson Stage Robbery
151

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About the author (2011)

Jeff Guinn is a former award-winning investigative journalist and the bestselling author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction, including Go Down Together: The True Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde, The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral and How It Changed the West, and Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson. Guinn lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

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