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Tombstone: Wyatt Earp, the O.K. Corral, and the Vendetta Ride 1881-82 - Raid 41 (Paperback)
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Tombstone: Wyatt Earp, the O.K. Corral, and the Vendetta Ride 1881-82 - Raid 41 (Paperback)

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Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 20/06/2013
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The 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 guys", 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.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781780961927
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 174 g
Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 8 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Thanks to [the author's] steady research, we have as much knowledge and insight to these men and this time as is currently available. It all makes for a truly fascinating tale and one that really does not have a clean and satisfying end. However, thanks to the superb period photos and some great artwork, it does make for a gripping read ... it is a book that no enthusiast of the time should be without. It deserves a high recommendation." --Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com (July 2013)

"This 80-page paperback is richly illustrated with period photos as well as artwork created by Mark Stacey and Johnny Shumate. The author profile the principals, details the gunfighters' techniques and covers lots more ground in this enthralling account of the famous shootout. Hobbyists who have been collecting recently released metal and plastic figures inspired inspired by the O.K. Corral will discover plenty of display and diorama ideas inside this compelling book." --Toy Soldier & Model Figure (October 2013)

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