Everyone's heard of the Gunfight at O.K. Corral
: the most famous shootout of the Old West, between the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday on the side of law and order, against the Clanton brothers and their gang.
But how many of you know that he was involved in at least nine shoot- MM outs and two deadly knife fights before the I famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral
? How many of you know that he was tried for murder several times and four attempts were made to hang him?
THE STORY: Whereas Doc is set in Dodge City in 1878, three years before the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral
, Epitaph dramatizes the shootout and its aftermath.
TOMBSTONE: WYATT EARP, THE O.K. CORRAL
, AND THE VENDETTA RIDE 1881-82 provides a fine, specific reference to the Gunfight's myths and realities and reveals the true story behind the O.K.
John Henry "Doc" Holliday (August 14, 1851 - November 8, 1887) was an American gambler, gunfighter, and dentist of the American Old West who is usually remembered for his friendship with Wyatt Earp and his involvement in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
. The legend and mystique of his life is so great that he has been mentioned in countless books and portrayed by various actors in numerous movies and television series.
The 56-year-old Cardiff Bay-born police officer will be following in the footsteps of such legendary marshals as Wyatt Earp - whose heroics at the legendary gunfight of the O.K. Corral
have been honoured in several movies.
The publisher's marketing efforts describe the volume as a revisionist and more accurate view of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral
. Certainly the heroic image of Wyatt Earp and his brothers suffers a well-deserved correction in Guinn's account, but historians have been describing the gunfight's participants in such terms since at least the 1970s.
"In no way did the shootout represent a clearly defined duel to the death between Good and Evil," the Daily Mail quoted former journalist Jeff Guinn, author of the magnificently titled 'The Last Gunfight: The Real Story Of The Shootout At The O.K. Corral
- And How It Changed The American West', as saying.
Pete McKinlay, Freuchie, said: "Collum pulled red cards from his pocket faster than Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday reached for their guns at the O.K. Corral
QWHO was the bartender in Gunfight At The O.K. Corral
? He was also in The Last Wagon.
There was also 'The Maltese Falcon,' 'The Great Escape,' 'The Guns of Navarone' and 'Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
The youngster's grandfather Kirk Douglas appeared in classic Hollywood films Spartacus and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
, his TV and film star mum's stage career began in childhood, and his father is an Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award and two-time Academy Award-winner.