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Tombstone - Wyatt Earp, the O.K. Corral, and the Vendetta Ride 1881-82 (Raid 41) [Kindle Edition]

Sean McLachlan , Mark Stacey
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Gunfight at the OK Corral on 26 October 1881 is one of the most enduring stories of the Old West. It led to a series of violent incidents that culminated in the Vendetta Ride, in which Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and several other gunslingers went after their rivals the Cowboys. Like most tales of the Wild West, the facts are buried under layers of myth, and the line between good guys and bad guys is blurry. Wyatt Earp, leader of the so-called “good guys”, was charged with stealing horses in the Indian Territory in 1870 and jumped bail. Becoming a buffalo hunter and gambler, he got into several scrapes and earned a reputation as a gunfighter. Several times he helped lawmen arrest outlaws, but usually his assistance came more because of a personal grudge against the criminal than any real respect for law and order. He even got fired from a police job in Wichita for beating up a political rival.


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"Thanks to [the author's] steady research, we have as much knowledge and insight to these men and this time as is currently available. It all makes for a truly fascinating tale and one that really does not have a clean and satisfying end. However, thanks to the superb period photos and some great artwork, it does make for a gripping read ... it is a book that no enthusiast of the time should be without. It deserves a high recommendation." --Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com (July 2013)

Hobbyists who have been collecting recently released metal and plastic figures inspired by the O.K. Corral will discover plenty of display and diorama ideas inside this compelling book. --Toy Soldier & Model Figure

This is a nice introduction to western history for an enthusiast looking for something different. --Gun Mart

About the Author

Sean McLachlan worked for ten years as an archaeologist before becoming a full-time writer specializing in history and adventure travel. He lived for twelve years in southern Arizona and explored most of the locations described in this volume. Sean has published several books on history, with a focus on the Civil War and the Old West. His novel, A Fine Likeness, is set in Civil War Missouri. Visit him on the web at civilwarhorror.blogspot.com. Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator living in Nashville, Tennessee. He began his career in 1987 after graduating from Austin Peay State University. Most of his work is rendered in Adobe Photoshop using a Cintiq monitor. His greatest influences are Angus McBride, Don Troiani, and Edouard Detaille. His interests include karate, running, Bible reading, history, and making English longbows.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3674 KB
  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (20 Jun. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CPMTJK8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #250,872 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sean McLachlan is a former archaeologist who worked for many years on excavations in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Now a full-time writer, he specializes in history and travel. His main historical interests are medieval weapons and the Civil War west of the Mississippi. For his travel writing, he focuses on historical destinations and adventure travel.

Sean spends much of his time on the road researching and writing. He's traveled to more than 30 countries, interviewing nomads in Somaliland, climbing to clifftop monasteries in Ethiopia, studying Crusader castles in Syria, and exploring caves in his favorite state of Missouri. This photo shows him at one of the famous rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia.

Sean is always happy to hear from his readers, so drop him a line!

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4.0 out of 5 stars A very good summary 17 Sept. 2013
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This is a very good summary of the events leading up to the gunfight near the OK Corral and the consequences of this event. Good illustrations and clear text.
Recommended to all students of 'The Wild West'
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent purchase 7 Feb. 2014
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Have visited Tombstone Az twice and am planning a third visit this year , this book really explains exactly what happened before and after the infamous shoot-out. So beautifully illustrated as well. A great buy !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tries to get at the truth 17 July 2013
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The author tries to get at the truth behind the famous gun fight and the people involved.
Both were very different from the Hollywood versions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 19 Jan. 2015
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Verry Good Wild West History, Lovely Art Work Also
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 29 Mar. 2015
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Great read
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