Finding the real Wyatt Earp in the legend can be a daunting task. A tireless self-promoter, Earp lived in a time of rapid westward expansion when the Wild West was born. Both a lawbreaker and a law enforcer, Earp was a central figure in the stories Americans began to tell about themselves. Today we can look back and separate the man from the myth, and learn how the West was truly won.
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"This book is not a simple biography, but presents the larger picture of the economic, political and cultural aspects of the time period. Well organized...this book will be used successfully by researchers and readers looking for a brief history of the Old West."
"Stunning reproduction and photos provide a clear sense of the times and settings. These attractive titles serve not only as quality report sources but also as a general interest titles."
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