Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything… Wyatt Earp


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And die in the west : the story of O.K. Corral gunfight  Paula Mitchell Marks  Norman, Okla. : University of Oklahoma Press, 1996  Softcover. Originally published: New York : Morrow, c 1989. 480 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 461-468) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

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The gunfight at the O.K. Corral has excited the imaginations of Western enthusiasts ever since that chilly October afternoon in 1881 when Doc Holliday and the three fighting Earps strode along a Tombstone, Arizona, street to confront the Clanton and McLaury brothers. When they met, Billy Clanton and the two McLaurys were shot to death; the popular image of the Wild West was reinforced; and fuel was provided for countless arguments over the characters, motives, and actions of those involved.

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And Die in the West presents the first fully detailed narrative of the celebrated gunfight, of the tensions leading up to it, and the bitter, bloody events that followed. Marks places the events surrounding the gunfight against a larger backdrop of a booming Tombstone and the fluid, frontier environment of greed, factions and violence. In the process, Marks strips away many of the myths associated with the famous gunfight and of the West.

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