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The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral-And How It Changed the American West Hardcover – Deckle Edge, May 17, 2011
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"An absorbing, meticulous account of the famous O.K. Corral gunfight as it really happened. . . . Guinn places his complex and nuanced story firmly within the context of the evolving Western frontier. . . . A great story." --"Kirkus Reviews" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Jeff Guinn is the bestselling author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Last Gunfight and Go Down Together, which was a finalist for an Edgar Award in 2010. Formerly an award-winning investigative journalist and now a frequent guest on national radio and TV programs, he lives in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Also, he does his best to NOT give Wyatt Earp the benefit of the doubt on almost any claim where there is simply no factual evidence one way or the other. This happens many times through the book. If there is no evidence one way or the other, why constantly suggest that Earp's version of the events, or a version attributing credit to Earp, is a fabrication?
While I enjoyed all of the factual parts of the book, I could have done without the rest of the editorializing.
Guinn clearly has a disliking for the Earps and Holliday while sometimes trying to paint Curly Bill and Johnny Ringo in a good light. I suspect this is because the writer as well as the Cowboys are from Texas. They were no more than murderers and thieves.
I find it humorous that Guinn discounts positive things that were written in "The Epitaph" because of its republican political slant while simultaneously granting credit to "The Nugget" when it was just as slanted for the democrats.
The most ridiculous part of the book is when he tries to make a good guy out of Johnny Behran when he was little more than a coward that outright lied under oath about the shooting.
Much of this book is a mundane history lesson.
The book is also about the founding of Tombstone, its history and downfall; a lot of supporting characters; a lot of myth-destruction (without bring mean), a lot o US history.
And it is a HUGE book. Typos are very small.
This is the first book about Wyatt Earp, and that's enough for me.
Mr. Guinn's writing is narrative in nature. He builds a story as he goes and carefully segues from one thought to another effortlessly making a book hard to put down for the reader.
More than that, you feel the strength of his research as the storyline progresses. This is an author who is factual, thorough and readable.
In The Last Gunfight Mr. Guinn has to contend with Wyatt Earp, a legend whose biography has intimidated authors for a hundred yesrs. Guinn is OK with that (pun intended) and neither paints a deified image of Wyatt nor does he assault him and leave his reputation bleeding in the gutter. He paints a balanced picture with plenty of background to allow the reader to examine those few brief seconds outside Fly's studio that changed history forever.
Bibliography, chapter notes and index allow the reader to verify the author and point to additional sources on the same subject.
A good read.
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Well researched and tightly written.
The real details. Only makes the movie better when you understand the whole story. "You're a daisy if you do"