Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp

Its writer profited from telling the lawman's story, while the book's subject was frequently experiencing financial difficulties and even poverty. Tefertiller's WyattEarp quotes a relative of Virgil Earp's widow: “It was a bitter pill ...

Author: Adam Woog

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781604135978

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 111

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Describes the life and legend of Wyatt Earp, from his early life and career as a lawman to his famous gunfights and his legacy that lives on in popular culture.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp

“The American Experience: Wyatt Earp.” PBS.org. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/ americanexperience/features/transcript/wyatt-transcript/ Earp, Josephine. I Married Wyatt Earp: The Recollections of Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp, ed.

Author: Joanne Mattern

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612289595

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 32

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Wyatt Earp is a legend of America's Wild West. Books, movies, and television shows portray him as a fearless lawman who was quick with a gun and able to take down outlaws in one gunfight after another. The truth is that Wyatt Earp rarely had to shoot to keep the Wild West's outlaws under control. Then came the famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and Wyatt became an outlaw himself. What is the truth about Wyatt Earp, and why do people believe the things they do about him? Read this exciting book to find out what is fact and what is fiction about one of America's most notable heroes.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp

Hurled Into Eternity : The Story of the Earps in Tombstone , 1880-1882 . Madison , Ga .: Southern Lion Books , 2007 . Goodman , Michael E. Wyatt Earp . Mankato , Minn .: Creative Education , 2005 . Landau , Elaine .

Author: Carl R. Green

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 0766031748

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 54

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Find out about the extraordinary life of Wyatt Earp, a well-known lawman of the Wild West.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson

Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson

22 Stuart N. Lake, Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal, 25–26. 23 Stuart N. Lake, Wyatt Earp: ... 25 Roger Jay, “Wyatt Earp's Lost Year,” Wild West Magazine, June 12, 2006. ... 28 Casey Tefertiller, Wyatt Earp: The Life Behind the Legend, 4.

Author: Bill Markley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493035687

Category: History

Page: 240

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Which lawman did the most to tame the frontier, Bat Masterson or Wyatt Earp? Neither of them was a saint. At times their actions were not in compliance with the law, and they only served as peace officers for limited portions of their lives. What sets them apart from the thousands of sheriffs and marshals who served on America’s frontier? Did they make more arrests than others? Did they kill large numbers of men? Did they lead adventurous lives? Was it their character? Was there just the right ring to their names that led people to remember them? Did they get the right publicity at the right time? Did they just outlive all the others? Or was it a combination of these factors? This joint biography reveals the intersection of their legacies and attempts to answer the questions about their place in the story of the West. .
Categories: History

Wyatt Earp s Cow boy Campaign

Wyatt Earp s Cow boy Campaign

He was at the time the most fearless man I ever saw, and Satan and all his imps could not scare Wyatt Earp.” Bat Masterson wrote in 1907, “Wyatt Earp is one of the few men I personally knew in the West in the early days, whom I regard ...

Author: Chuck Hornung

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476624655

Category: History

Page: 316

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What can be learned from another retelling of the Tombstone saga? Recent revelations challenge the traditional view of Wyatt Earp's campaign against the Cow-boy confederation as a bloody personal feud a la western fiction. It was a seek and destroy mission sanctioned by the United States attorney general, the U.S. marshal and the Arizona Territory governor, following a year of corrupt law enforcement in league with the Cow-boys' livestock raids, stagecoach holdups and other atrocities. Presented in three sections, this book establishes the major players involved in the convergence on Tombstone, provides an account of Earp's activities during the 18 months prior to the final action and discusses the provenance and credibility of the "Otero Letter." Discovered in 2001, the letter--believed to be written by New Mexico Territory Governor Miguel Otero--offers evidence that Earp's party was given government aid. The author examines the details of the letter, including the shotgun dual between Earp and Curly Bill, the split between Earp and Doc Holliday, sanctuary for the Earp posse in Colorado and Holliday's extradition fight, Earp's covert assault resulting in Johnny Ringo's death, and the controversial courtship and marriage of Earp and Josephine Marcus.
Categories: History

The Truth about Wyatt Earp

The Truth about Wyatt Earp

"When Wyatt Earp went to the stage-office to reserve a seat in the Cheyenne stage -- he had sold his team to a Deadwood resident - - his plan to leave camp furnished the Wells-Fargo agent with the possible solution for a pressing ...

Author: Richard E. Erwin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595001279

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 466

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The Truth About Wyatt Earp is the result of extensive research done by the author, Richard E. Erwin. After retiring from his career as a Criminal Defense Lawyer, he took up the task of ferreting out the truth surrounding the life and times of Wyatt Earp. He presents here solid evidence, based on old newspaper accounts, public records, documents buried in museums, state and national archives and libraries and reports of other researchers, to substantiate his view of what he believes to be The Truth About Wyatt Earp. Did you know... That Wyatt Earp was once indicted for horse stealing (He was never convicted.)? That there were four witnesses who could have testified that Tom McLaury was armed at the commencement of the O.K. Corral fight? That both Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday spent more than two weeks in jail in the custody of John Behan while the hearing on the O.K. Corral shoot-out was going on? The truth comes out in this illuminating essay on one of the most fascinating characters in history.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Dragging Wyatt Earp

Dragging Wyatt Earp

WyattEarp. left Dodge City for Tombstone, Arizona, in September 1879. In Earp's words, “Dodge's edge was getting dull.” In 1885, the wooden shanties of Front Street, the model for a thousand Hollywood sets, burned to the ground in a ...

Author: Robert Rebein

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780804040525

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

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In Dragging Wyatt Earp essayist Robert Rebein explores what it means to grow up in, leave, and ultimately return to the iconic Western town of Dodge City, Kansas. In chapters ranging from memoir to reportage to revisionist history, Rebein contrasts his hometown’s Old West heritage with a New West reality that includes salvage yards, beefpacking plants, and bored teenagers cruising up and down Wyatt Earp Boulevard. Along the way, Rebein covers a vast expanse of place and time and revisits a number of Western myths, including those surrounding Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, the Cheyenne chief Black Kettle, George Armstrong Custer, and of course Wyatt Earp himself. Rebein rides a bronc in a rodeo, spends a day as a pen rider at a local feedlot, and attempts to “buck the tiger” at Dodge City’s new Boot Hill Casino and Resort. Funny and incisive, Dragging Wyatt Earp is an exciting new entry in what is sometimes called the nonfiction of place. It is a must- read for anyone interested in Western history, contemporary memoir, or the collision of Old and New West on the High Plains of Kansas.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Wyatt Earp Anthology

A Wyatt Earp Anthology

JOSEPHINE EARP, 1921. Wyatt's “Sadie,” whom he met in Tombstone, and with whom he spent most of the rest of his life. After his passing, she remained devoted to protecting his reputation. Courtesy Jeff Morey Collection.

Author: Roy B. Young

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574417838

Category: History

Page: 936

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Wyatt Earp is one of the most legendary figures of the nineteenth-century American West, notable for his role in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. Some see him as a hero lawman of the Wild West, whereas others see him as yet another outlaw, a pimp, and failed lawman. Roy B. Young, Gary L. Roberts, and Casey Tefertiller, all notable experts on Earp and the Wild West, present in A Wyatt Earp Anthology an authoritative account of his life, successes, and failures. The editors have curated an anthology of the very best work on Earp—more than sixty articles and excerpts from books—from a wide array of authors, selecting only the best written and factually documented pieces and omitting those full of suppositions or false material. Earp’s life is presented in chronological fashion, from his early years to Dodge City, Kansas; triumph and tragedy in Tombstone; and his later years throughout the West. Important figures in Earp’s life, such as Bat Masterson, the Clantons, the McLaurys, Doc Holliday, and John Ringo, are also covered. Wyatt Earp’s image in film and the myths surrounding his life, as well as controversies over interpretations and presentations of his life by various writers, also receive their due. Finally, an extensive epilogue by Gary L. Roberts explores Earp and frontier violence.
Categories: History

Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp

I'm out after a couple of cold blooded killersWyatt Earp and Doc Holliday . And I don't aim to go after ' am with these dainty ... This is all we need , right here , " and he stroked the warrant for Wyatt's arrest almost lovingly .

Author: Enid Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951000782665Q

Category: United States marshals

Page: 192

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The biography of Wyatt Earp, last of the great lawmen in some of the toughest towns on the frontier, is the story of one of the most turbulent periods in American history, when men of courage fought ot establish law and order.
Categories: United States marshals

The Earp Brothers of Tombstone

The Earp Brothers of Tombstone

Shortly thereafter I was confronted by another possible lawsuit , this time by Stuart N. Lake , author of Wyatt Earp , Frontier Marshal , threatening legal action in the California civil court against the publishers of The Colorado ...

Author: Frank Waters

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803258380

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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The Earp Brothers of Tombstone and the famous fight at the O. K. Corral are well known to American history and even better known to American legend. 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 documents he unearthed in 1959. In his review of the book for Library Journal, W. S. Wallace stated that he considered The Earp Brothers of Tombstone "the most authoritative account ever to be published on the subject."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography