'Tombstone, the Arizona town of morbid name and violent memories, at last has a chronicler who is as interested in facts as in gaudy legend. John Myers Myers has written the story of Tombstone's early years with painstaking research and commendable respect for verifiable records. The result is as gaudy as anyone could wish, but it probably comes as close to the whole truth about Tombstone, the Clanton gang, the Earps, and the bloody two-year reign of terror as any history of that time and place ever will' - "New York Times Book Review". 'This is the re-creation of a Western town characteristically built around a great mine, its early growth, its (to the extent that it was possible) normal life when it was not functioning as a shooting gallery...As for Tombstone's unforgettable day - October 26, 1881 - when the Earps and the Clanton gang shot it out in the O.K. Corral, Mr. Myers handles it superbly' - "New York Herald Tribune".'Myers brings to his account a notable talent for clear and orderly exposition and a sharp attention to the personal characters of the men involved...It is not often that you get topnotch writing and fine narrative skill, the inclination to put in hard work at digging out material and the true sense of scholarship, all present in as nice a balance as Mr.
Myers exhibits here' - "San Francisco Chronicle". 'Gaudy and noisy and full of shouting and gunfire...A splendid job of research and writing' - "Pittsburgh Press". "Tombstone's Early Years" is packed with dramatic events like the gunfight at the O.K. Corral and colorful characters such as Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson. John Myers Myers brought all his skill as a writer and historian to this authoritative account of 'the town that would not die'. He is the author of "Doc Holliday" and "The Alamo", also Bison Books.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Number of pages: 266
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 230 x 136 x 16 mm
Edition: New edition
"Gaudy and noisy and full of shouting and gunfire. . . . A splendid job of research and writing." -- Pittsburgh Press .