Wyatt Earp

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Infobase Publishing, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 110 pages
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Wyatt Earp remains one of the Old West's most iconic figures—perhaps the most famous lawman who ever lived. He has become the ultimate symbol of the stern, righteous, brave, and principled deputy. Over the years, countless books, articles, movies, television shows, and Web sites have burnished this image. Yet, Earp was only a lawman for a total of about six of his 80 years. Among the many other occupations he tried in his long life were gambling, saloon-keeping, mining, racehorse ownership, and real estate speculation. Nor was he always on the right side of the law; there is strong evidence to show that Earp was sometimes involved in slightly less-than-legal activities. Nonetheless, it is as a lawman that Earp is remembered. Discover the man behind the deputy star who was made into a legend after one 30-second gun battle—the famous shootout at the O.K. Corral.

  

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Contents

Wyatt Earps Early Life
7
Becoming a Lawman
21
Tombstone
36
The Gunfight at the OK Corral
49
On the Move Again
66
The Final Years
80
Chronology and Timeline
96
Glossary
99
Bibliography
100
Further Resources
102
Picture Credits
104
Index
105
About the Author
110
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About the author (2010)

Adam Wooghas written more than sixty books foradults, teens, and children. He specializes in history and biography, andseveral of his books focus on the Pacific Northwest. Woog has a column on crimeand mystery that appears in the SeattleTimes.

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