The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride From Hell

Large Print - 2020
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That October, tensions boiled over with Ike and Billy Clanton, Tom and Frank Mc Laury, and Billy Claiborne confronting the Tombstone marshal, Virgil Earp, and the suddenly deputized Wyatt and Morgan Earp and shotgun-toting Doc Holliday. Tombstone also digs deep into the vendetta ride that followed the tragic gunfight, when Wyatt and Warren Earp and Holliday went vigilante to track down the likes of Johnny Ringo, Curly Bill Brocius, and other cowboys who had cowardly gunned down his brothers. That vendetta ride would make the myth of Wyatt Earp complete and punctuate the struggle for power in the American frontiers last boom town.
Publisher: Waterville, ME :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company,, 2020.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781432873578
Branch Call Number: LT 978.176 CL
Characteristics: 567 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
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Nov 08, 2020


Aug 07, 2020

Perhaps Arizona and New Mexico were the last frontier in the contiguous United States. The remoteness of the area along with lax law enforcement and opportunities for cattle rustling and armed robbery attracted thugs with guns. These desperados were inclined to ambush or shoot in the back anyone who got in their way. What is surprising is how many law enforcement officials had a conflict of interest by owning a saloon, a gambling concession or a bordello. Tom Clavin captures the tone of the last frontier perfectly with a thoroughly researched book. For fans of the Open Range West, I would rate "Tombstone" at 3.75 stars.

Nicr Jul 23, 2020

Literally everyone except Fred White and Virgil Earp is viewed with an extremely jaundiced eye in this account of the famous gunfight. There are more nuanced accounts of the complex situation.

Jul 20, 2020

This is not a well written book. The author claims it to be factual but so much appears to be fiction. The footnoting is absurd. There is little to make this version of the Tombstone legend any different than so many written before it on the same subject. Maybe the second half of the book would be better but I just decided it wasn't worth reading it just to see if it was.

Based on this book I am taking Clavin off my authors to read in the future.

May 20, 2020

I haven't read this book, but....

I am a cousin of Ike & Billie Clanton & found out that they were a part of this history from my research on Ancestry.

I am not sure if my grandmother knew about this or not, nobody talked much about her background or relatives. They go all the way back to Jamestown Virginia.


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