The Last Gunfight

The Last Gunfight

The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral and How It Changed the American West

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A revisionist history of the Old West battle challenges popular depictions of such figures as the Earps and Doc Holliday, tracing the influence of a love triangle, renegade Apaches, and the citizens of Tombstone.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781439154243
Branch Call Number: 979.153 Gu
Description: 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


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Black hats. White hats. This “revisionist” history of the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral paints all the players in murky shades of grey.

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Apr 05, 2016

An enjoyable read that provides a different insight into a well-known, but often misunderstood event in history. Jeff Guinn is a good writer who provides readable stories with lots of detail without getting tedious.

Feb 10, 2016

very detailed on the history of Tombstone and the Earp-Clanton feud. One of the best books on Wyatt Earp, neither pro or con. A must read.

Feb 18, 2012

Being from Arizona, I found this history very personal. But even if I wasn't, I think it's one of the most readable books I've read lately. It turned around various myths I've had about Wyatt Earp and Tombstone and gave me a better understanding about the cowboys of SE Arizona.

Sep 26, 2011

Well written, historical account of the events leading up to and including the shootout in Tombstone Arizona. Also includes the aftermath of this event. The author paints a picture of the complex characters involved in this period and works to provide a balanced view, instead of the typical "good versus evil" common in tales of the Old West.


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