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The Resource Epitaph : a novel of the O.K. Corral, Mary Doria Russell

Epitaph : a novel of the O.K. Corral, Mary Doria Russell

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Epitaph : a novel of the O.K. Corral
Title
Epitaph
Title remainder
a novel of the O.K. Corral
Statement of responsibility
Mary Doria Russell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A deeply divided nation. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president scorned by half the populace. Smuggling and gang warfare along the Mexican border. Armed citizens willing to stand their ground and take law into their own hands. That was America in 1881. All those forces came to bear on the afternoon of October 26, when Doc Holliday and the three Earp brothers faced off against the Clantons and the McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona. It should have been a simple misdemeanor arrest. But thirty seconds and thirty bullets later, three officers were wounded and three citizens lay dead in the dirt. Wyatt Earp was the last man standing -- the only one unscathed. The lies began before the smoke cleared, but the gunfight at the O.K. Corral would soon become central to American beliefs about frontier justice in the Old West. Epitaph tells Wyatt's real story, unearthing the Homeric tragedy buried under 130 years of mythology, misrepresentation, and sheer indifference to fact. At its heart is the woman behind the myth: Josephine Sarah Marcus, who loved Wyatt Earp for forty-nine years and who carefully chipped away at the truth until she had crafted the heroic legend that would become the epitaph her husband deserved
Member of
Summary
A sequel to <i>Doc</i> is based on the true events of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral and Wyatt Earp's survival against a backdrop of volatile politics in 1881 America. By the award-winning author of <i>The Sparrow</i>
Storyline
Tone
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Character
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Library Journal Best Books, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10402649
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russell, Mary Doria
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.U76678
LC item number
E65 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print historical fiction
Series volume
0002
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  • Earp, Wyatt
  • Gunfights
  • Peace officers
  • Outlaws
  • Tombstone (Ariz.)
  • Large type books
  • FICTION / Historical
  • Earp, Wyatt
  • Gunfights
  • Large type books
  • Outlaws
  • Peace officers
  • Arizona
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel of the O.K. Corral
Label
Epitaph : a novel of the O.K. Corral, Mary Doria Russell
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20390628
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
851 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410478207
Isbn Type
(large print hardcover)
Lccn
2015004131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn899229078
  • (OCoLC)899229078
Label
Epitaph : a novel of the O.K. Corral, Mary Doria Russell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20390628
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
851 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410478207
Isbn Type
(large print hardcover)
Lccn
2015004131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn899229078
  • (OCoLC)899229078

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