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Wyatt Earp A Vigilante Life

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ISBN-10: 0809098695

ISBN-13: 9780809098699

Edition: 2014

Authors: Andrew C. Isenberg

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In popular culture, Wyatt Earp is the hero of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, and a beacon of rough justice in the tumultuous American West. The subject of dozens of films, he has been invoked in battles against organized crime (in the 1930s), communism (in the 1950s), and al-Qaeda (after 2001).Yet as the historian Andrew C. Isenberg reveals in "Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life," the Hollywood Earp is largely a fiction--one created by none other than Earp himself. The lawman played on-screen by Henry Fonda and Burt Lancaster is stubbornly duty-bound; in actuality, Earp led a life of impulsive lawbreaking and shifting identities. When he wasn't wearing a badge, he was…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 7/8/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English