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The Resource Murder in tombstone : the forgotten trial of Wyatt Earp, Steven Lubet

Murder in tombstone : the forgotten trial of Wyatt Earp, Steven Lubet

Label
Murder in tombstone : the forgotten trial of Wyatt Earp
Title
Murder in tombstone
Title remainder
the forgotten trial of Wyatt Earp
Statement of responsibility
Steven Lubet
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The gunfight at the OK Corral occupies a unique place in American history. Although the event itself lasted less than a minute, it became the basis for countless stories about the Wild West. At the time of the gunfight, however, Wyatt Earp was not universally acclaimed as a hero. Among the people who knew him best in Tombstone, Arizona, many considered him a renegade and murderer. This book tells the nearly unknown story of the prosecution of Wyatt Earp, his brothers, and Doc Holiday following the famous gunfight. To the prosecutors, the Earps and Holiday were wanton killers. A ccording to the defence, the Earps were steadfast heroes - willing to risk their lives on the mean streets of Tombstone for the sake of order. The case against the Earps, with its duelling narratives of brutality and justification, played out themes of betrayal, revenge, and even adultery. Attorney Thomas Fitch, one of the era's finest advocates, ultimately managed, against considerable odds, to save Earp from the gallows. But the case could easily have ended in a conviction, and Wyatt Earp would have been hanged or imprisoned, not celebrated as an American icon
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
COO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lubet, Steven
Dewey number
  • 978.02/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F819.T6
LC item number
L83 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Earp, Wyatt
  • Earp, Wyatt
  • Peace officers
  • Outlaws
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Violence
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Tombstone (Ariz.)
  • Tombstone (Ariz.)
  • Earp, Wyatt
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Outlaws
  • Peace officers
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Violence
  • Arizona
Label
Murder in tombstone : the forgotten trial of Wyatt Earp, Steven Lubet
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-243) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Slap leather -- From Dodge City to Tombstone -- Prelude to a gunfight -- Thirty shots in thirty seconds -- Invitation to an inquest -- Judge Spicer's court -- "I don't want to fight" -- "I think we can hang them" -- "In defense of my own life -- "I want your guns" -- Decision -- Aftermath
Control code
191953108
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 253 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300129243
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt113j21
  • fc881b06-9809-4781-bd6f-15eab53a8c70
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191953108
Label
Murder in tombstone : the forgotten trial of Wyatt Earp, Steven Lubet
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-243) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Slap leather -- From Dodge City to Tombstone -- Prelude to a gunfight -- Thirty shots in thirty seconds -- Invitation to an inquest -- Judge Spicer's court -- "I don't want to fight" -- "I think we can hang them" -- "In defense of my own life -- "I want your guns" -- Decision -- Aftermath
Control code
191953108
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 253 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300129243
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt113j21
  • fc881b06-9809-4781-bd6f-15eab53a8c70
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191953108

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