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The McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona: An O.K. Corral Obituary (A.C. Greene) Hardcover – July 30, 2012
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“This important work provides new insight into the two brothers who died on that fateful day, and to the family that carried the scar. This book is essential for any student of Tombstone and the gunfight.”—Casey Tefertiller, author of Wyatt Earp: The Life behind the Legend
“A major benefit of this work is the inclusion of previously unpublished letters from within the McLaury family. For the first time we have an inner look at how the McLaurys viewed some of the significant events presented by Paul Lee Johnson.”—Roy B. Young, editor of the Wild West History Association Journal
About the Author
PAUL LEE JOHNSON is the author of several articles on the famous gunfight in Tombstone, Arizona, and a featured speaker at the annual Tombstone Territory Rendezvous. He is director of the Nightwatch program at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. He and his wife, Mary, have two grown children.
Top Customer Reviews
Will McLaury, attorney and brother of Tom and Frank, is revealed as a struggling attorney, father, loyal brother, and a man with an inner struggle as he attempts to bring about justice for his dead brothers.
Paul covers a complex political, social and environmental landscape in a way that readily allows the reader to follow the shenanigans in a struggling mining town. Tombstone, Arizona, wanted to be a cultured city but instead was plagued by rustlers, stagecoach robbers, Indians, and political factions made up of lawmen, gamblers, miners, journalists and attorneys.
The author separates Tom and Frank from the broad brush approach by pointing out they were not Confederate Texas drovers but Yankees, whose brother Will was a Republican attorney. Available information on the brother's time in Arizona is put into context with the tapestry of a rugged and rural Arizona county, bordering Mexico.
McLaury family members were interviewed to help compose a background not only on the story of the family but the relationships within the family. The book is not an anti -Earp or pro-cowboy approach but a revelation of new information and fresh observations.
The McLaury Brothers is thoroughly researched and gives an honest account of two struggling ranchers/cowboys, caught on a violent frontier.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very detailed the author did his homework. Clearly shows how grey the line was back then between right and wrong.Published 22 months ago by Ross Taylor
I have not read this yet, but it will be interesting to see their family side on what they say happened in Tombstone.Published on June 18, 2013 by Merna S. Weber
Again another book where there is little information available on the subject matter. The book becomes a biography on Tom and Frank's brother Will not on them. Read morePublished on January 4, 2013 by Tom B.
AC Green did many moths of research to bring a factual background of the McLaury brothers, however his story is very chopping and pieced together into a non-fictional report of... Read morePublished on November 1, 2012 by provertybob