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The Earp Brothers of Tombstone: The Story of Mrs. Virgil Earp

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This composite biography of Wyatt, Morgan, Virgil, James, and Warner Earp is based on the recollections of Mrs. Virgil Earp, dictated to the author in the 1930s, and amplified by new documentary evidence unearthed by him in 1959.
Hardcover, 247 pages
Published December 31st 1976 by University of Nebraska Press (first published April 1st 1976)
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Sharon Zink
Jun 19, 2014 Sharon Zink rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having lived twice in Dodge City, KS, it should be expected that I would pick up this book to read. The subtitle is, "The Story of Mrs. Virgil Earp." In Dodge City the main drag is named after Wyatt Earp, and on that street is his statue. Yet he did not live in Dodge City very long--less than five years--and he was not a good man. The other town that is associated with his life is Tombstone, Arizona, because of the gun fight at the OK Corral. That gun fight did not last more than 30 seconds. The ...more
Scott
Dec 03, 2012 Scott rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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If you enjoy history books that debunk myths, you will like this one. The story we are told: the Earps as lawmen cleaning up the town, is actually pretty far from the truth. As Waters puts it, Wyatt was an "itinerant saloonkeeper, card sharp, gunman, bigamist, church deacon, policeman, bunco artist and supreme confidence man..."
Brad
Sep 20, 2008 Brad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Facinating look at what really happened that lead to the shootout at the OK corral and beyond. A terrific peak behind the legend and how they come about. (Yes, those that live the longest get to set history.)
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