And Die in the West: The Story of the O.K. Corral Gunfight

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1996 - 480 pages
"And Die in the West" presents the first fully detailed, objective narrative of the celebrated gunfight, of the tensions leading up to it, and of the bitter, bloody events that followed. Paula Mitchell Marks places the events surrouding the gunfight against a larger backdrop of a booming tombstone and the fluid, frontier enviroment of greed, factions and violence. In the process, Marks stips away many of the myths associated with the famous gunfight and of the West in general.
 

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Contents

MAP OF TOMBSTONE
17
A Big Camp This with a Big Future
41
The Shootists
66
A Pretty Hard Reputation
90
Games of Chance
112
A Most Terrible Affair
135
Fire Flood and Friction
155
Let the Ball Open
194
Except by Continuous Bloodshed
301
We Didnt Get Out When the Gettin
321
Trail of Blood
342
Men on the Run
366
And Die in the West
392
It Must Be a Nice Clean Story
415
selected bibliography
461
Copyright

To Save Themselves from Certain Death
277

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About the author (1996)

Paula Mitchell Marks is Associate Professor of American Studies emerita at St. Edward's University. She is the author of Turn Your Eyes Toward Texas and Precious Dust: The North American Gold Rush Era 1848-1900. She has served on the boards of the Western Writers of America and the Texas Institute of Letters.

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