Wyatt Earp by Casey Tefertiller
The Life Behind the Legend

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"Quite impressive. I doubt if there has been or will be a moredeeply researched and convincing account." --Evan Connell, authorSon of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn

"The book to end all Earp books--the most complete, and mostmeticulously researched." --Jack Burrows, author John Ringo: TheGunfighter Who Never Was

"The most thoughtful, well-researched, and comprehensive accountthat has been written about the development and career of anOld-West lawman." --The Tombstone Tumbleweed

"A great adventure story, and solid history." --KirkusReviews

"A major contribution to the history of the American West. Itprovides the first complete and accurate look at Wyatt Earp'scolorful career, and places into context the important role that heand his brothers played in crime and politics in the Arizonaterritory. This important book rises above the realm of Westernbiography and shows the development of the Earp story in historyand myth, and its effect on American culture." --John Boessenecker,author Gold Dust and Gunsmoke

"The ultimate Wyatt Earp book." --Professor Richard BrownUniversity of Oregon

About Casey Tefertiller

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CASEY TEFERTILLER is a former writer for the San Francisco Examiner with a keen interest in the American West.
Published May 18, 2009 by Wiley. 416 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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Using a wide variety of primary sources, Tefertiller manages to summon up a human, complex figure and, while not omitting flaws, to persuasively demonstrate that Earp believed in the law and did his best in hard times to defend it.

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As Terfertiller's biography establishes, Earp's legend endures vividly in books and films, especially in John Ford's classic My Darling Clementine (1946), which is not burdened by the facts.

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In the foreword to Tefertiller’s book, Angus Cameron suggests that “it seems unlikely that a future writer will soon feel like tackling another biography of Wyatt Earp unless much more material is unearthed about Wyatt Earp’s later life.” Sounds like a challenge.

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