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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.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. John Boessenecker
  3. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Preface
  2. Roy B. Young
  3. pp. xv-xx
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xxi-xxii
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  1. The Life of Wyatt Earp–A Timeline
  2. Casey Tefertiller and Gary L. Roberts
  3. pp. xxiii-xxxi
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  1. Maps
  2. pp. xxxii-xxxvi
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  1. Prologue
  2. Casey Tefertiller
  3. pp. xxxvii-xlii
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  1. Part I: Wyatt Earp, the Man and the Myth: An Overview
  1. Chapter 1: Wyatt Earp: The Search for Order on the Last Frontier
  2. Gary L. Roberts
  3. pp. 2-25
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  1. Chapter 2: Showdown at the Hollywood Corral: Wyatt Earp and the Movies
  2. Paul Andrew Hutton
  3. pp. 26-57
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  1. Chapter 3: Historians’ Gunfight
  2. Kara L. McCormack
  3. pp. 58-78
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  1. Chapter 4: Finding Wyatt
  2. Casey Tefertiller with Bob Cash
  3. pp. 79-86
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  1. Part II: Riding a Troubled Trail
  1. Chapter 5: Father of the “Fighting Earps”
  2. Nicholas R. Cataldo
  3. pp. 88-94
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  1. Chapter 6: Wyatt Earp Was Born Here: Monmouth and the Earps, 1845–1859
  2. William Urban
  3. pp. 95-98
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  1. Chapter 7: Wyatt Earp, Outlaw of the Cherokee Nation
  2. Roy B. Young
  3. pp. 99-114
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  1. Chapter 8: The Peoria Bummer: Wyatt Earp’s Lost Year
  2. Roger Jay
  3. pp. 115-124
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  1. Part III: A New Start in Kansas
  1. Chapter 9: Wyatt Earp, Wichita Policeman, Part One
  2. Roger Jay
  3. pp. 126-154
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  1. Chapter 10: Wyatt Earp, Wichita Policeman, Part Two
  2. Roger Jay
  3. pp. 155-188
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  1. Chapter 11: The Dodge City Underworld
  2. Roger Jay
  3. pp. 189-207
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  1. Chapter 12: James W. Kenedy: Cattleman, Texas Ranger, Gambler and “Fiend in Human Form”
  2. Chuck Parsons
  3. pp. 208-220
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  1. Chapter 13: Wyatt Earp’s Buntline Special
  2. Jeff Morey
  3. pp. 221-226
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  1. Chapter 14: Brothers of the Gun: Wyatt and Doc
  2. Gary L. Roberts
  3. pp. 227-236
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  1. Part IV: Triumph and Tragedy in Tombstone
  1. Chapter 15: With Murder Rates Higher than Modern New York or Los Angeles: Homicide Rates Involving the Arizona Cow-Boys, 1880–1882
  2. Paul Cool
  3. pp. 238-255
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  1. Chapter 16: The Gambler’s War in Tombstone: Fact or Artifact?
  2. Roger Jay
  3. pp. 256-285
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  1. Chapter 17: The Other Ike and Billy: The Heslet Brothers in Grant County, New Mexico
  2. Roy B. Young
  3. pp. 286-301
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  1. Chapter 18: Lawman Bob Paul’s Doc and Wyatt Connection
  2. John Boessenecker
  3. pp. 302-310
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  1. Chapter 19: Wells Fargo and the Earp Brothers: Cash Books Talk
  2. Dr. Robert J. Chandler
  3. pp. 311-320
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  1. Chapter 20: Wyatt Earp, Jack Johnson,and the Notorious Blount Brothers
  2. Peter Brand
  3. pp. 321-338
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  1. Chapter 21: The Dedicated Women Behind the Earp Men
  2. Sherry Monahan
  3. pp. 339-343
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  1. Chapter 22: Big Nose Kate and Mary Katherine Cummings: Same Person, Different Lives
  2. Anne E. Collier
  3. pp. 344-361
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  1. Chapter 23: O.K. Corral: A Gunfight Shrouded in Mystery
  2. Casey Tefertiller and Jeff Morey
  3. pp. 362-370
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  1. Chapter 24: “Blaze Away!” Doc Holliday’s Role in the West’s Most Famous Gunfight
  2. Jeff Morey
  3. pp. 371-382
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  1. Chapter 25: Were the McLaurys Leaving Tombstone?
  2. Paul Johnson
  3. pp. 383-393
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  1. Chapter 26: The Will of McLaury
  2. Paul Lee Johnson
  3. pp. 394-402
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  1. Chapter 27: Behan’s Lies
  2. Casey Tefertiller
  3. pp. 403-407
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  1. Chapter 28: H.F. Sills, Mystery Man of the O.K. Corral Shootout
  2. Jane Matson Lee and Mark Dworkin
  3. pp. 408-420
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  1. Chapter 29: The Spicer Hearing and H.F. Sills
  2. Casey Tefertiller
  3. pp. 421-436
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  1. Chapter 30: Conflict of Interest at the O.K. Corral
  2. Steven Lubet
  3. pp. 437-446
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  1. Chapter 31: Sensory Deception
  2. Steven Lubet
  3. pp. 447-450
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  1. Chapter 32: Justice in Tombstone
  2. Bob Palmquist
  3. pp. 451-456
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  1. Chapter 33: Wyatt Earp’s Vendetta Posse
  2. Peter Brand
  3. pp. 457-465
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  1. Chapter 34: The Assassination of Frank Stilwell
  2. Roy B. Young
  3. pp. 466-486
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  1. Chapter 35: Gunfight in the Whetstone Mountains
  2. Bill Evans
  3. pp. 487-494
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  1. Chapter 36: The Split: Did Doc and Wyatt Split Because of a Racial Slur?
  2. Chuck Hornung and Gary L. Robert
  3. pp. 495-501
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  1. Chapter 37: Dangerous Charm: John Ringo of Tombstone
  2. Casey Tefertiller
  3. pp. 502-510
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  1. Part V: Riding Toward Sunset
  1. Chapter 38: Wyatt Earp—The Boomtown Sport
  2. Roger S. Peterson
  3. pp. 512-534
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  1. Chapter 39: The Man Behind the Dodge City War
  2. Jack DeMattos and Chuck Parsons
  3. pp. 535-540
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  1. Chapter 40: Wyatt Earp Turned to Business in Idaho
  2. Casey Tefertiller
  3. pp. 541-544
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  1. Chapter 41: The Harqua Hala—Wyatt Earp’s Unknown Arizona Boomtown
  2. Garner A. Palenske
  3. pp. 545-558
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  1. Chapter 42: Wyatt Earp Returns to Arizona
  2. David Griffiths
  3. pp. 559-562
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  1. Chapter 43: Wyatt Earp’s 1897 Yuma and Cibola Sojourns
  2. Mark Dworkin
  3. pp. 563-574
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  1. Chapter 44: Wyatt Earp in Seattle
  2. Pamela J. Potter
  3. pp. 575-580
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  1. Chapter 45: Wyatt Earp’s Alaskan Adventure
  2. Ann Kirschner
  3. pp. 581-585
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  1. Chapter 46: The Great Wyatt Earp Oil Rip-Off
  2. Truman Rex Fisher
  3. pp. 586-592
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  1. Chapter 47: Thomas Mulqueen: Two-Fisted Gambler
  2. Erik J. Wright
  3. pp. 593-600
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  1. Part VI: The Making of a Legend
  1. Chapter 48: Wyatt Earp: The Good Side of a “Bad Man”— Religion in the Life of a Lawman
  2. Roy B. Young
  3. pp. 602-611
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  1. Chapter 49: Wyatt Earp Talks “Pretty”: A Look at Wyatt Earp’s Interaction with Interviewers, Writers and Historians
  2. Roy B. Young
  3. pp. 612-630
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  1. Chapter 50: Resolving Earp Myths
  2. Casey Tefertiller
  3. pp. 631-640
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  1. Chapter 51: Wyatt Earp in Hollywood: The Untold Story of How Wyatt Earp Got Ripped off by Outlaws in the Last Outlaw Town
  2. Bob Boze Bell
  3. pp. 641-647
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  1. Chapter 52: Wyatt Earp’s First Film: William S. Hart’s Wild Bill Hickok
  2. Paul Andrew Hutton
  3. pp. 648-650
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  1. Chapter 53: Wyatt on the Set
  2. Allen Barra
  3. pp. 651-655
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  1. Chapter 54: The International O.K. Corral
  2. Pamela J. Potter
  3. pp. 656-658
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  1. Part VII: They Varied Wyatt Earp
  1. Chapter 55: The Real Tombstone Travesty: The Earp Controversy from Bechdolt to Boyer
  2. Gary L. Roberts
  3. pp. 660-674
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  1. Chapter 56: Wyatt Earp: Man versus Myth
  2. William MacLeod Raine
  3. pp. 675-686
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  1. Chapter 57: Allie’s Story: Mrs. Virgil Earp and the “Tombstone Travesty”
  2. Gary L. Roberts
  3. pp. 687-696
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  1. Chapter 58: What was not in Tombstone Travesty
  2. Casey Tefertiller
  3. pp. 697-703
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  1. Chapter 59: The Long, Long Road to the Great Debate
  2. Jim Dullenty
  3. pp. 704-708
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  1. Chapter 60: Trailing an American Mythmaker: History and Glenn G. Boyer’s Tombstone Vendetta
  2. Gary L. Roberts
  3. pp. 709-742
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  1. Chapter 61: I Varied Wyatt Earp
  2. Tony Ortega
  3. pp. 743-749
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  1. Chapter 62: Evidence, Interpretation and Speculation: Thoughts on Kaloma (The Purported Photograph of Josie Earp)
  2. Jeremy Rowe
  3. pp. 750-757
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  1. Chapter 63: Writing Wyatt
  2. Greg Lalire
  3. pp. 758-760
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  1. Epilogue: “Suppose … Suppose ...” Wyatt Earp, Frontier Violence, Myth, and History
  2. Gary L. Roberts
  3. pp. 761-796
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 797-804
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  1. Bibliographies
  2. Roy B. Young
  3. pp. 805-838
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 839-862
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  1. Photo Gallery
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781574417838
Related ISBN
9781574417739
MARC Record
OCLC
1112901742
Pages
912
Launched on MUSE
2019-09-16
Language
English
Open Access
No
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