9780826321541-0826321542-Tombstone : An Iliad of the Southwest (Historians of the Frontier and American West Series)

Tombstone : An Iliad of the Southwest (Historians of the Frontier and American West Series)

ISBN-13: 9780826321541
ISBN-10: 0826321542
Author: Burns, Walter Noble
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Format: Paperback 412 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780826321541
ISBN-10: 0826321542
Author: Burns, Walter Noble
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Format: Paperback 412 pages

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Acknowledged authors Burns, Walter Noble wrote Tombstone : An Iliad of the Southwest (Historians of the Frontier and American West Series) comprising 412 pages back in 1999. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0826321542 and 9780826321541. Since then Tombstone : An Iliad of the Southwest (Historians of the Frontier and American West Series) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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First published in 1927, Tombstone defined the legend of lawman-gunfighter Wyatt Earp. A mixture of fact and fiction, Walter Noble Burns's portrayal of Earp has profoundly influenced subsequent generations of historians, novelists, and screen writers. Born in 1849, Earp grew up on the Missouri-Kansas frontier and first came to notice as a no-nonsense town marshal in rip-roaring Dodge City, Kansas. Moving to wide-open Tombstone, Arizona in 1879, he became a businessman and deputy United States marshal where he was soon joined by his four brothers. In Burns's narrative, the Earp clan represents law and order in the lawless, chaotic Old West. The collision between civilization and frontier explodes in the bloody and legendary shootout at the OK Corral between the Earps and the Clanton-McLowery gang. The Earps prevailed, but the subsequent shootings of two Earp brothers drove the calm, courageous, and somewhat emotionless Wyatt to take the law into his own hands. In a personal rage, he hunted and killed the treacherous "assassins." Wyatt Earp's most recent biographer, Casey Tefertiller, discusses the influence of Tombstone on the history and legend of Wyatt Earp and the Old West.

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