Wyatt Earp a biography of the legend by Lee A. Silva

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Published by Graphic Publishers in Santa Ana, CA .

Written in English

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  • Earp, Wyatt, -- 1848-1929,
  • Peace officers -- Southwest, New -- Biography,
  • United States marshals -- Southwest, New -- Biography,
  • Crime -- Southwest, New -- History

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StatementLee A Silva ; introductions by Elmer Kelton, Leon Metz and Loren D. Estleman.
LC ClassificationsF786.E18 S57 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationv. <1> :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23852938M
ISBN 100971471908
ISBN 109780971471900
LC Control Number95075010

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$ Cover price. The first major Earp biography, “Wyatt Earp, Frontier Marshal” by Stuart N. Lake, was published in and became a bestseller, establishing Earp as a folk hero among millions of Americans.

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He has become the ultimate symbol of the stern, righteous, brave, and principled deputy. Over the years, countless books, articles, movies, television shows, and Web sites have burnished this image. Yet, Earp was only a lawman for a total of about six of his 80.

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Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. But the story of his two-year war with a band of outlaws known as the Cowboys has never been told in. Wyatt: The Man Called Earp.

by Randall Aaron Morton First edition. 8vo. Signed by the author. Colorful pictorial wrappers, 72 pp., facsimiles, bibliography. An interesting portrayal of Wyatt Earp. Josephine Sarah "Sadie" Earp (née Marcus; – Decem ) was the common-law wife of Wyatt Earp, a famed Old West lawman and met Wyatt in in the frontier boom town of Tombstone, Arizona Territory, when she was living with Johnny Behan, sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona.

Josephine was born in New York to a Prussian Jewish family; her Born: Josephine Sarah Marcus,New. When Mark Warren was just a youngster, he found Stuart Lake’s book "Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal." "That was the first book I read about Wyatt.

I was very young and I had a hero," he said. "Little. The Tombstone/Earp books that are my favorites are William M. Breakenridge's Helldorado: Bringing Law to the Mesquite, Eugene Cunningham's Triggernometry: A Gallery of Gunfighters, Ed Bartholomew's Wyatt Earp: The Untold Story and Wyatt Earp: Man and Myth, Tim Fattig's Wyatt Earp: The Biography, and Andrew C.

Isenberg's Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante. Neil Carmony, in his Editor’s Foreword to The Real Wyatt Earp, A Documentary Biography (), commented about this trend: “Typically, when all is said and done the unrealistic superstar of Stuart Lake’s biography Wyatt Earp, Frontier Marshal and the numerous Tombstone movies is the Earp who emerges from their books and articles.”.

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Wyatt Earp's birthplace as South 3rd Street in Monmouth, had seven siblings: James, Virgil, Martha, Morgan, Baxter Warren, Virginia, and Adelia; as well as an elder half-brother from his father's first marriage, Earp, born in Monmouth, Illinois () Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp was born at South 3rd Street.

[Thanks to late historian Glenn G. Boyer and author Jane Coleman Boyer, the original carbon copy of the Flood Wyatt Earp manuscript is owned by the FCHS.

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Inan American writer and Wild West enthusiast Glenn Boyer published I Married Wyatt Earp, a memoir based on various manuscripts, hand-written notes and material supposedly written by Josephine and close friends during her lifetime.

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