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9781432873578 (hardcover ; $35.00
Tombstone : the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, and the vendetta ride from hell
Large print edition.
2020 by Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, Waterville, ME :
567 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 553-563).
Act I: The territory -- "Men of restless blood" ; "Sunlight into our hearts" ; "I'll get every son of a bitch" ; "The only stone you'll find" -- Act II: The brothers -- "Desperate characters" ; "Three peas in a pod" ; "Nobody much like him" ; "A city upon a hill" -- "You will have to fight anyway" -- "An incredible beauty" -- Act III: The cowboys -- "Give up that pistol" ; "Very lively town" ; "Strike up a tune" ; "Dead when he hit the ground" ; "I hold for nobody" ; "The fury of flames" ; "Revenge seems the order of the day" -- Act IV: The gunfight -- "Rather die fighting" ; "Geronimo is coming" ; "Kill us or be killed" ; "Right here, right now" ; "The fight's commenced" ; It had come at last" -- Act V: The vendetta -- "It was a fight for life" ; "A smoldering fire" ; "I'm your Huckleberry" ; "A bad character sent to hell" ; "A bloody, wretched business" ; Murderers and outlaws" -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Selected bibliography.
That October, tensions boiled over with Ike and Billy Clanton, Tom and Frank Mc Laury, and Billy Claiborne confronting the Tombstone marshal, Virgil Earp, and the suddenly deputized Wyatt and Morgan Earp and shotgun-toting Doc Holliday. Tombstone also digs deep into the vendetta ride that followed the tragic gunfight, when Wyatt and Warren Earp and Holliday went vigilante to track down the likes of Johnny Ringo, Curly Bill Brocius, and other cowboys who had cowardly gunned down his brothers. That vendetta ride would make the myth of Wyatt Earp complete and punctuate the struggle for power in the American frontiers last boom town.
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