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The Resource The McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona : an O.K. Corral obituary, by Paul Lee Johnson

The McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona : an O.K. Corral obituary, by Paul Lee Johnson

Label
The McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona : an O.K. Corral obituary
Title
The McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona
Title remainder
an O.K. Corral obituary
Statement of responsibility
by Paul Lee Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a chilly October afternoon in 1881, two brothers named Tom and Frank McLaury were gunned down on the streets of Tombstone, Arizona, by the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday. The deadly event became known as the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and in a quirk of fate, the brothers' names became well-known, but only as bad men and outlaws. Did they deserve that reputation? <br /><br />The McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona: An O.K. Corral Obituary explores this question, revealing details of their family background and the context of their lives on the frontier. Paul Lee Johnson begins their story with the McLaury brothers' decision to go into the cattle business with an ambition to have their own ranch. When they moved to Arizona, they finally achieved that goal, but along the way they became enmeshed with the cross-border black market that was thriving there. As "honest ranchers" they were in business with both the criminal element as well as the legitimate businesses in Tombstone. <br /><br />Another principal in this story was an older brother, William, who set aside his law practice in Fort Worth to settle his brothers' affairs, and associated himself with the prosecution of the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday. Despite his efforts, the Earps and Holliday were exonerated, and the "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" became the opening salvo of a feud that took several more lives. Johnson has interviewed family descendants and mined their sources, government correspondence, and letters that have never before been published to reveal the human lives behind the storied events. For the first time the events of the O.K. Corral gunfight are presented from the viewpoint of the McLaurys, two brothers who lost their lives and reputations, and a family who tried in vain to find restitution
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Paul Lee
Dewey number
979.1/53
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
F819.T6
LC item number
J64 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Number 12 in the A.C. Greene series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McClaughry family
  • Tombstone (Ariz.)
  • Outlaws
  • Lawyers
  • Violence
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Tombstone (Ariz.)
  • McClaughry family
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Lawyers
  • Outlaws
  • Violence
  • Arizona
  • Texas
Label
The McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona : an O.K. Corral obituary, by Paul Lee Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Fame from the barrel of a gun -- The clan McClaughry -- The McLaurys in Iowa -- War and the failed marriage -- William R. McLaury -- Buchanan County, Iowa -- The McLaury brothers in Arizona -- Will McLaury, attorney-at-law -- The Arizona frontier -- "My name is well known in Arizona" -- Border crime -- Politics of Arizona and Tombstone -- "More havoc than Apaches" -- The vexed question -- "The grave situation on the border" -- Vengeful schemes -- Summer storms -- Loss in Fort Worth -- Deadly ambush -- "Glad you are on the alert" -- Open hostilities -- Indian summer -- "Throw up your hands" -- "Hurled into eternity" -- A charge of murder -- "This don't bring back my dead brothers -- "The cause of the murder was this" -- "I do not like your letter" -- "And tales of broken faith" -- "I knew they were all down on you" -- Habeas corpus -- "They would shoot a fellow to see him fall" -- "None of the results is satisfactory" -- Epilogue: Three McLaury brothers
Control code
806040205
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 380 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283924382
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40021346848
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
423688
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)806040205
Label
The McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona : an O.K. Corral obituary, by Paul Lee Johnson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Fame from the barrel of a gun -- The clan McClaughry -- The McLaurys in Iowa -- War and the failed marriage -- William R. McLaury -- Buchanan County, Iowa -- The McLaury brothers in Arizona -- Will McLaury, attorney-at-law -- The Arizona frontier -- "My name is well known in Arizona" -- Border crime -- Politics of Arizona and Tombstone -- "More havoc than Apaches" -- The vexed question -- "The grave situation on the border" -- Vengeful schemes -- Summer storms -- Loss in Fort Worth -- Deadly ambush -- "Glad you are on the alert" -- Open hostilities -- Indian summer -- "Throw up your hands" -- "Hurled into eternity" -- A charge of murder -- "This don't bring back my dead brothers -- "The cause of the murder was this" -- "I do not like your letter" -- "And tales of broken faith" -- "I knew they were all down on you" -- Habeas corpus -- "They would shoot a fellow to see him fall" -- "None of the results is satisfactory" -- Epilogue: Three McLaury brothers
Control code
806040205
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 380 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283924382
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40021346848
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
423688
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)806040205

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