Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp

The Life Behind the Legend

Book - 1997
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"Quite impressive. I doubt if there has been or will be a more deeply researched and convincing account." --Evan Connell, author Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn

"The book to end all Earp books--the most complete, and most meticulously researched." --Jack Burrows, author John Ringo: The Gunfighter Who Never Was

"The most thoughtful, well-researched, and comprehensive account that has been written about the development and career of an Old-West lawman." --The Tombstone Tumbleweed

"A great adventure story, and solid history." --Kirkus Reviews

"A major contribution to the history of the American West. It provides the first complete and accurate look at Wyatt Earp's colorful career, and places into context the important role that he and his brothers played in crime and politics in the Arizona territory. This important book rises above the realm of Western biography and shows the development of the Earp story in history and myth, and its effect on American culture." --John Boessenecker, author Gold Dust and Gunsmoke

"The ultimate Wyatt Earp book." --Professor Richard Brown University of Oregon

Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the life of the Western lawman, examining his legendary status in the Old West, and the question of whether he was a hero or a villian

Publisher: New York : John Wiley, c1997
ISBN: 9780471189671
Characteristics: xii, 403 p. : ill., map, ports. ; 25 cm


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Jan 27, 2017

A very detailed fully described account of the life of Wyatt Earp and his life. This biography covers the entirety of his life including a long look at his time in Tombstone. The details do bog down the narrative at times but overall it moves at a good pace. Worth reading if you are interested in what the late 19th century frontier was actually about.

Feb 10, 2016

very interesting read. facts I never knew about Wyatt and the Earp-Clanton feud. This is a must read for history buffs.


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