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The central event of the Earp story is the fabled gunfight near Tombstone's O.K. Corral, a violent eruption in a simmering feud between, believe it or not, frontier Democrats and Republicans. Barra delves deeply into the motivations of all the participants and those who would later tell their stories, and he deserves credit for conducting his prodigious research with skepticism. However, the thoroughness of Barra's approach is a double-edged sword: his relentless examination of Earp's life and the various accounts of it can at times lead the narrative into a blinding sandstorm of minor details. Nonetheless, for those with a strong interest in sorting out the truth about the legends of Tombstone, this book is a valuable source. --Robert McNamara --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Good account of Earp's life, as is known. Also good coverage of the political aspects that continue to portray Earp as a bad guy, however unfounded. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dan Blanchette
Great history book. I have a large Earp library and this book was written and researched quite well.Published 3 months ago by Ampatriciaazon Customer
Authoritative, well-written volume about the fascinating Earp. Barra contributed to the History Channel program about the OK Corral gunfight.Published 11 months ago by Dennis Constant
I saw this in Alaska and got it upon return to Australia. It is riveting, thorough and exciting. I highly recommend any student of American history or the Old West to get this... Read morePublished 17 months ago by M. Duke
For many years the standard work on the life of Wyatt Warp was the biography by Casey Tefertiller. I read that book several years ago and accepted most of what it had to say, then... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Roger D. Launius
While there is plenty of interesting details in this book, I too often found the narrative lacking in continuity, and WAY too many typographical errors.Published on October 29, 2013 by Bonni K. Boran
I have a number of books on the Old West. Barra has convinced he knows more about Wyatt Earp, his family, the people who knew him, and the people who wrote about him, than anyone... Read morePublished on October 6, 2013 by Stanley R. Schneider