Epitaph: a novel of the O.K. Corral
Mary Doria Russell, the bestselling, award-winning author of The Sparrow, returns with Epitaph. An American Iliad, this richly detailed and meticulously researched historical novel continues the story she began in Doc, following Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday to Tombstone, Arizona, and to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
A deeply divided nation. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president loathed 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 Earp brothers faced off against the Clantons and the McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona. It should have been a simple misdemeanor arrest. 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 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. Epic and intimate, this novel gives voice to the real men and women whose lives were changed forever by those fatal thirty seconds in Tombstone. 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.
Earp, Josephine Sarah Marcus
Earp, Josephine Sarah Marcus -- Fiction
Earp, Wyatt, -- 1848-1929 -- Fiction
Frontier and pioneer life
Frontier and pioneer life -- Arizona -- Tombstone -- Fiction
Gunfights -- Fiction
Historical fiction, American
Large type books
Outlaws -- Arizona -- Tombstone -- Fiction
Outlaws -- Fiction
Peace officers -- Arizona -- Tombstone -- Fiction
Peace officers -- Fiction
Southwest, New -- Fiction
Tombstone (Ariz.) -- Fiction
Western stories, American
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|Last Update||2018-05-23 23:09:43PM|
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|display_description||A sequel to Doc 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. This was America in 1881: a deeply divided nation; vicious politics; a shamelessly partisan media; a president loathed by half the populace. On October 26, when Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers faced off against the Clantons and the McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona, Wyatt Earp was the last man standing, the only one unscathed. The lies began before the smoke cleared-- this is the story of 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.|
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|subject_facet||Biographical fiction, American, Earp, Josephine Sarah Marcus -- Fiction, Earp, Wyatt, -- 1848-1929 -- Fiction, Frontier and pioneer life -- Arizona -- Tombstone -- Fiction, Gunfights -- Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Large type books, Outlaws -- Arizona -- Tombstone -- Fiction, Outlaws -- Fiction, Peace officers -- Arizona -- Tombstone -- Fiction, Peace officers -- Fiction, Southwest, New -- Fiction, Tombstone (Ariz.) -- Fiction, Western stories, Western stories, American|
|title_display||Epitaph : a novel of the O.K. Corral|
|title_full||Epitaph : a novel of the O.K. Corral / Mary Doria Russell, Epitaph A Novel of the O.K. Corral, Epitaph [text (large print)] / Mary Doria Russell|
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|topic_facet||Biographical fiction, American, Earp, Josephine Sarah Marcus, Earp, Wyatt, Fiction, Frontier and pioneer life, Gunfights, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Large type books, Literature, Outlaws, Peace officers, Western, Western stories, Western stories, American|