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Titre : The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the ...
Éditeur : Tantor Media, Inc, United States
Date d'édition : 2011
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Unabridged library ed.
Language: English . Brand New. For the first time ever, the full story of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral-not only what really happened but why, and how mythology has led us to completely misinterpret the real history of the frontier-by the bestselling author of Go Down Together.Combining cinematic storytelling with prodigious research, The Last Gunfight upends conventional wisdom about what the West was really like, who the Earps and Doc Holliday really were, and what actually happened in Tombstone on that cold day in October 1881. With brand-new context and masterful presentation, listeners will experience the gunfight in an entirely different-and far more mesmerizing-way.An addictive hybrid of frontier elegance and decadence, The Last Gunfight has it all-the Old West s most famous characters, a love triangle, cowboy rustlers on the loose, renegade Apaches, and Tombstone itself, far different than the desolate, dusty towns of the movies. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9781452631158
Synopsis : On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, in a vacant lot in Tombstone, Arizona, a confrontation between eight armed men erupted in a deadly shootout. The gunfight at the O.K. Corral shaped how future generations came to view the old West. Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clantons became the stuff of legends, but the truth is even better. As The Last Gunfight makes clear, the real story of the O.K. Corral and the West is far different from what we've been led to believe by countless Westerns. Drawing on new material from private collections-including diaries, letters, and Wyatt Earp's own hand-drawn sketch of the shootout's conclusion-as well as documentary research in Tombstone and Arizona archives and dozens of interviews, Jeff Guinn gives us a startlingly different and far more fascinating picture of what the West was like, who the Earps and Doc Holliday and their cowboy adversaries really were, what actually happened on that cold day in Tombstone, and why. The gunfight did not occur in the O.K. Corral, and it was in no way a defining battle between frontier forces of good and evil. Guinn depicts an accidental if inevitable clash between competing social, political, and economic forces representing the old West of ruggedly independent ranchers and cowboys and the emerging new West of wealthy mining interests and well-heeled town folk. With its masterful storytelling, fresh research, and memorable characters The Last Gunfight is hugely entertaining and illuminating.
Critique: "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"
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