The Last Gunfight

The Last Gunfight

The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral-- and How It Changed the American West

Large Print - 2011
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On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, in a vacant lot in Tombstone, Arizona, a confrontation among eight armed men erupted in a deadly shootout. The gunfight at the O.K. Corral shaped how future generations came to view the old West. Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clantons became the stuff of legends, symbolic of a West populated by good guys in white hats and bad guys in black ones. It's colorful stuff - but the truth is even better.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2011
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410440228
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT 979.1 Guinn 2011
Characteristics: 691 p., [16] p. of plates (large print) ; 23 cm


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Apr 05, 2016

An enjoyable read that provides a different insight into a well-known, but often misunderstood event in history. Jeff Guinn is a good writer who provides readable stories with lots of detail without getting tedious.

Feb 10, 2016

very detailed on the history of Tombstone and the Earp-Clanton feud. One of the best books on Wyatt Earp, neither pro or con. A must read.

Feb 18, 2012

Being from Arizona, I found this history very personal. But even if I wasn't, I think it's one of the most readable books I've read lately. It turned around various myths I've had about Wyatt Earp and Tombstone and gave me a better understanding about the cowboys of SE Arizona.

Sep 26, 2011

Well written, historical account of the events leading up to and including the shootout in Tombstone Arizona. Also includes the aftermath of this event. The author paints a picture of the complex characters involved in this period and works to provide a balanced view, instead of the typical "good versus evil" common in tales of the Old West.


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