Murder in Tombstone

Murder in Tombstone

The Forgotten Trial of Wyatt Earp

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Wyatt Earp from the gallows. But the case could easily have ended in a conviction, and Earp would have been hanged or imprisoned, not celebrated as an American icon. Book jacket.
following the famous gunfight. To the prosecutors, the Earps and Holliday were wanton killers. According to the defense, the Earps were steadfast heroes-willing to risk their lives on the mean streets of Tombstone for the sake of order. The case against the Earps, with its dueling narratives of brutality and justification, played out themes of betrayal, revenge, and even adultery. Attorney Thomas Fitch, one of the era's finest advocates, ultimately managed-against considerable odds-to save
The gunfight at the O.K. Corral occupies a unique place in American history. Although the event itself lasted less than a minute, it became the basis for countless stories about the Wild West. At the time of the gunfight, however, Wyatt Earp was not universally acclaimed as a hero. Among the people who knew him best in Tombstone, Arizona, many considered him a renegade and murderer. This book tells the little-known story of the prosecution of Wyatt Earp, his brothers, and Doc Holliday
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2004
ISBN: 030010426X (cloth : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 978.02092 LUB
Characteristics: viii, 253 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm


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