Murder in Tombstone
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Yale University Press, 2004.
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Steven Lubet., & Steven Lubet|AUTHOR. (2004). Murder in Tombstone . Yale University Press.

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Steven Lubet and Steven Lubet|AUTHOR. 2004. Murder in Tombstone. Yale University Press.

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Steven Lubet and Steven Lubet|AUTHOR. Murder in Tombstone Yale University Press, 2004.

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Full titlemurder in tombstone the forgotten trial of wyatt earp
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The gunfight at the OK Corral lasted less than a minute-yet it became the basis for countless stories about the Wild West. At the time of the event, however, Wyatt Earp was not universally acclaimed as a hero. Among the people who knew him best in Tombstone, Arizona, many considered him a renegade and murderer.

This book tells the nearly unknown story of the prosecution of Wyatt Earp, his brothers, and Doc Holiday following the famous gunfight. To the prosecutors, the Earps and Holiday were wanton killers. According to the defense, the Earps were steadfast heroes-willing to risk their lives on the mean streets of Tombstone for the sake of order.

The case against the Earps, with its dueling narratives of brutality and justification, played out themes of betrayal, revenge, and even adultery. Attorney Thomas Fitch, one of the era's finest advocates, ultimately managed, against considerable odds, to save Earp from the gallows. But the case could easily have ended in a conviction-and Wyatt Earp would have been hanged or imprisoned instead of celebrated as an American icon.
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