Lady at the O.K. Corral by Ann Kirschner
The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp

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I don’t think readers will fall as deeply in love with this curiously cold woman, whose inner life fails to leap off the page.
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Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp by Ann Kirschner is the definitive biography of a Jewish girl from New York who won the heart of Wyatt Earp.

For nearly fifty years, she was the common-law wife of Wyatt Earp: hero of the O.K. Corral and the most famous lawman of the Old West. Yet Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp has nearly been erased from Western lore. In this fascinating biography, Ann Kirschner, author of the acclaimed Sala's Gift, brings Josephine out of the shadows of history to tell her tale: a spirited and colorful tale of ambition, adventure, self-invention, and devotion. Reflective of America itself, her story brings us from the post–Civil War years to World War II, and from New York to the Arizona Territory to old Hollywood.

In Lady at the O.K. Corral, you’ll learn how this aspiring actress and dancer—a flamboyant, curvaceous Jewish girl with a persistent New York accent—landed in Tombstone, Arizona, and sustained a lifelong partnership with Wyatt Earp, a man of uncommon charisma and complex heroism.

 

About Ann Kirschner

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Ann Kirschner is University Dean of Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York. She began her career as a lecturer in Victorian literature at Princeton University, where she earned her Ph.D. A writer of wide-ranging interests, she is the author of Sala's Gift and an entrepreneur in education, media, and technology. She lives in New York City with her family. Visit her website at www.kirschner.org
 
Published March 5, 2013 by Harper. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Sara Wheeler on May 31 2013

I don’t think readers will fall as deeply in love with this curiously cold woman, whose inner life fails to leap off the page.

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Reviewed by Mark Yost on Mar 29 2013

According to Ann Kirschner's splendid "Lady at the O.K. Corral," Marcus, Earp's fourth wife, had no...hesitation. Making people see her husband as one of history's good guys was something of an obsession with her.

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