Lubet, Steven.

Murder in tombstone the forgotten trial of Wyatt Earp / [electronic resource] : Steven Lubet. - New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, c2004. - 1 online resource (viii, 253 p.) : ill.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-243) and index.

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.

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.

9780300104264 (alk. paper) 030010426X (alk. paper) 9780300129243 (electronic bk.) 0300129246 (electronic bk.) 1281729566 9781281729569


Earp, Wyatt, (1848-1929.) (მასზე)
Earp, Wyatt, (1848-1929) --Trials, litigation, etc. (მასზე)


Peace officers--Arizona--Tombstone--Biography.
Outlaws--History--Arizona--Tombstone--19th century.
Trials (Murder)--Arizona--Tombstone.
Violence--History--Arizona--Tombstone--19th century.
Frontier and pioneer life--Arizona--Tombstone.
Peace officers--Arizona--Tombstone.
Electronic books.
HISTORY--State & Local.


Tombstone (Ariz.)--History--19th century.
Tombstone (Ariz.)--Biography.
Tombstone (Ariz.)

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