The Last Gunfight

The Last Gunfight Author Jeff Guinn
ISBN-10 9781439154250
Year 2012-05-15
Pages 392
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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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.

The Last Gunfight

The Last Gunfight Author Jeff Guinn
ISBN-10 9781439157855
Year 2011-05-17
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A New York Times bestseller, Jeff Guinn’s definitive, myth-busting account of the most famous gunfight in American history reveals who Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clantons and McLaurys really were and what the shootout was all about. On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, in a vacant lot in Tombstone, Arizona, a confrontation between eight armed men erupted in a deadly shootout. The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral would shape how future generations came to view the Old West. Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clantons became the stuff of legends, symbolic of a frontier populated by good guys in white hats and villains in black ones. It’s a colorful story—but the truth is even better. Drawing on new material from private collections—including diaries, letters, and Wyatt Earp’s own hand-drawn sketch of the shootout’s conclusion—as well as archival research, Jeff Guinn gives us a startlingly different and far more fascinating picture of what actually happened that day in Tombstone and why

Go Down Together

Go Down Together Author Jeff Guinn
ISBN-10 9781471105753
Year 2012-12-25
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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From the moment they first cut a swathe of crime across 1930s America, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker have been glamorised in print, on screen and in legend. The reality of their brief and catastrophic lives is very different -- and far more fascinating. Combining exhaustive research with surprising, newly discovered material, author Jeff Guinn tells the real story of two youngsters from a filthy Dallas slum who fell in love and then willingly traded their lives for a brief interlude of excitement and, more important, fame. Thanks in great part to surviving relatives of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, who provided Guinn with access to never-before-published family documents and photographs, this book reveals the truth behind the myth, told with cinematic sweep and unprecedented insight by a master storyteller.

The last gunfight

The last gunfight Author Dean L. McElwain
ISBN-10 0792700686
Year 1990
Pages 239
Language en
Publisher John Curley & Assoc
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It was the end of the trail for J.D. Preacher. Time had blurred his sharp eyes and made his gun hand just a hair slower; his nerve, as always, was rock-steady. J.D. Preacher had one more gunfight left in him and he knew it wouldn't be long until he had faced down the man who had made his life a living hell.

American Gunfight

American Gunfight Author Stephen Hunter
ISBN-10 9780743260695
Year 2007-02-06
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Chronicles the day in 1950 when fanatical suicide assassins attempted to kill Harry S. Truman, in an account told from the perspectives of Secret Service agents and White House policemen who risked their lives and the security of their families in a deadly gunfight. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

The Last Gunfight

The Last Gunfight Author Tom Alberti
ISBN-10 154298064X
Year 2017-03-03
Pages 238
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Matt Harper has lived the life of a hired gun for the last ten years. Recently he has thought of returning to his wife and daughter he abandoned along with his life as a homesteader. When he shoots an innocent miner in a land dispute, he decides to give up his gun. Once he returns to his former home, he finds his wife had died, the homestead has been foreclosed, and his daughter has gone to live with an uncle. Harper finds a hostile and suspicious daughter, living with an uncle fighting a range war. He must use his gun again, to help save his uncle's ranch, while at the same time trying to start a life with his daughter.

Inventing Wyatt Earp

Inventing Wyatt Earp Author Allen Barra
ISBN-10 0786705620
Year 1998
Pages 426
Language en
Publisher Carroll & Graf Pub
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Tells the entire story of Earp's amazing life, explaining why he became a legend among his contemporaries and how Hollywood reinvented him first as a hero and then as a scoundrel. 30,000 first printing.

The Last Kind Words Saloon

The Last Kind Words Saloon Author Larry McMurtry
ISBN-10 9781447274551
Year 2015-02-12
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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The triumphant return of Larry McMurtry with this ballad in prose: his heartfelt tribute to a bygone era of the American West. Larry McMurtry has done more than any other living writer to shape our literary imagination of the American West. With The Last Kind Words Saloon, he returns to the vivid and unsparing portrait of the nineteenth-century and cowboy lifestyle made so memorable in his classic Lonesome Dove. Evoking the greatest characters and legends of the Old Wild West, McMurtry tells the story of the closing of the American frontier through the travails of two of its most immortal figures: Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. Long Grass, Texas. Once hailed as heroes for their days of subduing drunks in Abilene and Dodge - more often with a mean look than a pistol - the taciturn Wyatt now idles away his time between bottles, while the dentist-turned-gunslinger Doc is more adept at poker than extracting teeth. With the buffalo herds gone, the Comanche defeated, and vast swaths of the Great Plains enclosed by cattle ranches, Wyatt and Doc live on, even as the storied West that forged their myths disappears. McMurtry traces the rich and varied friendship of the heroic pair from the town of Long Grass to Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in Denver, then to Mobetie, Texas, and finally to Tombstone, Arizona, culminating with the famed gunfight at the O.K. Corral, rendered here in McMurtry's stark and peerless prose. As harsh and beautiful, and as brutal and captivating as the open range it depicts, The Last Kind Words Saloon celebrates the genius of one of the most original American writers.

The Road to Jonestown

The Road to Jonestown Author Jeff Guinn
ISBN-10 9781476763828
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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In the 1950s, a young Indianapolis minister named Jim Jones preached a curious blend of the gospel and Marxism. His congregation was racially integrated, and he was a much-lauded leader in the contemporary civil rights movement. In this riveting narrative, Jeff Guinn examines Jones's life, from his extramarital affairs, drug use, and fraudulent faith healing to the fraught decision to move almost a thousand of his followers to a settlement in the jungles of Guyana in South America. Guinn provides stunning new details of the events leading to the fatal day in November, 1978 when more than nine hundred people died--including almost three hundred infants and children--after being ordered to swallow a cyanide-laced drink. Guinn examined thousands of pages of FBI files on the case, including material released during the course of his research. He traveled to Jones's Indiana hometown, where he uncovered fresh information from Jonestown survivors.

Doc

Doc Author Mary Doria Russell
ISBN-10 0679604391
Year 2011-05-03
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Random House
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Born to the life of a Southern gentleman, Dr. John Henry Holliday arrives on the Texas frontier hoping that the dry air and sunshine of the West will restore him to health. Soon, with few job prospects, Doc Holliday is gambling professionally with his partner, Mária Katarina Harony, a high-strung, classically educated Hungarian whore. In search of high-stakes poker, the couple hits the saloons of Dodge City. And that is where the unlikely friendship of Doc Holliday and a fearless lawman named Wyatt Earp begins— before the gunfight at the O.K. Corral links their names forever in American frontier mythology—when neither man wanted fame or deserved notoriety. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com

Draw

Draw Author James Reasoner
ISBN-10 1440673020
Year 2003-12-02
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Praised for his “well-researched” (Booklist) and “lively, suspenseful” (Publishers Weekly) novels, James Reasoner now proves that truth can be even more exciting than fiction. Known for his ability to make history come vividly to life, Reasoner strips away the dime novel legends and Hollywood myths to show us how the gunfighters of the Old West really lived, killed, and were killed. Among the true stories he brings us: • Doc Holliday’s Last Gunfight • The Last Bloody Ride of the Dalton Gang • The End of the Notorious John Wesley Hardin • Wild Bill’s Tragic Mistake • The End of an Earp • Turkey Creek Canyon Shoot-out • Gunfight at Stone Corral • The Doolin Bunch vs. the U.S. Marshals • Rourke’s Bad Luck Robbery • Shoot-out at the Tuttle Dance Hall • Wichita’s New Year’s Day Gunfight • Bat Masterson and the Battle of the Plaza • The Sam Bass Gang’s Luck Runs Out • The Long Branch Saloon’s Spectacular Fray • Ben Thompson’s Christmas Day Shooting • The Man Who Killed the Man Who Killed Jesse James • and more! These are the shoot-outs and showdowns that gave the Wild West its name, recounted here with gritty accuracy, colorful detail, and all the drama of life—and death—on the frontier.

The Last Woman Standing

The Last Woman Standing Author Thelma Adams
ISBN-10 1683242947
Year 2017
Pages 500
Language en
Publisher Center Point
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"Two decades after the Civil War, Josephine Marcus, the teenage daughter of Jewish immigrants, is lured to Tombstone, Arizona, with the promise of marriage to Johnny Behan, one of Arizona's famous lawmen. When the silver-tongued Behan proves unreliable, Wyatt Earp who emerges as Josephine's match and ignites a rivalry destined for the history books"--

Gunfight The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America

Gunfight  The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America Author Adam Winkler
ISBN-10 9780393082296
Year 2011-09-19
Pages 361
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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A provocative history that reveals how guns—not abortion, race, or religion—are at the heart of America's cultural divide. Gunfight is a timely work examining America’s four-centuries-long political battle over gun control and the right to bear arms. In this definitive and provocative history, Adam Winkler reveals how guns—not abortion, race, or religion—are at the heart of America’s cultural divide. Using the landmark 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller—which invalidated a law banning handguns in the nation’s capital—as a springboard, Winkler brilliantly weaves together the dramatic stories of gun-rights advocates and gun-control lobbyists, providing often unexpected insights into the venomous debate that now cleaves our nation.

Buffalo Trail

Buffalo Trail Author Jeff Guinn
ISBN-10 9781101623244
Year 2015-10-06
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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New York Times–bestselling author of The Last Gunfight Jeff Guinn once again brings the Old West to life in the grand follow-up to Glorious. After barely escaping nemesis Killer Boots in the tiny Arizona Territory town of Glorious, Cash McLendon is in desperate need of a safe haven somewhere—anywhere—on the frontier. Fleeing to Dodge City, he falls in with an intrepid band of buffalo hunters determined to head south to forbidden Indian Territory in the Texas Panhandle. In the company of such colorful Western legends as Bat Masterson and Billy Dixon, Cash helps establish a hunting camp known as Adobe Walls. When a massive migration of buffalo arrives, Cash, newly hopeful that he may yet patch things up with Gabrielle Tirrito back in Arizona, thinks his luck has finally changed. But no good can come of entering the prohibited lands they’ve crossed into. Little do Cash and his fellows know that their camp is targeted by a new coalition of the finest warriors among the Comanche, Cheyenne, and Kiowa. Led by fierce Comanche war chief Quanah and eerie tribal mystic Isatai, an enormous force of two thousand is about to descend on the camp and will mark one of the fiercest, bloodiest battles in frontier history. Cash McLendon is in another fight for his life—and this time running is not an option.