Tombstone: Wyatt Earp, the O.K. Corral, and the Vendetta Ride 1881-82 (Paperback)

By Sean McLachlan, Mark Stacey (Illustrator), Johnny Shumate (Illustrator)
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The Gunfight at the OK Corral is one of the most enduring stories of the Old West. It led to a series of violent incidents that culminated in the Vendetta Ride, in which Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and several other gunslingers went after their rivals the Cowboys. This work incorporates new research on this much-mythologised subject, especially regarding the Vendetta Ride that is often overlooked in favour of the events at the OK Corral.

About the Author

Sean McLachlan is a former archaeologist who worked for many years on excavations in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Now a full-time writer, he specializes in history and travel. His main historical research interests are medieval weapons and the Civil War west of the Mississippi. For his travel writing, he focuses on historical destinations and adventure travel. Sean spends much of his time on the road researching and writing. He's traveled to more than 30 countries, interviewing nomads in Somaliland, climbing to clifftop monasteries in Ethiopia, studying Crusader castles in Syria, and exploring caves in his favorite state of Missouri. He is the winner of the 2013 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award from the Society of American Travel Writers for his Iraq reportage. Sean is always happy to hear from his readers, so drop him a line!

Mark Stacey and Angela Gonzalez-Hevia have now retired from a lifetime of teaching Spanish to adults at all levels and divide their time between the United Kingdom and Spain.

Praise For…

"Thanks to [the author's] steady research, we have as much knowledge and insight to these men and this time as is currently available. It all makes for a truly fascinating tale and one that really does not have a clean and satisfying end. However, thanks to the superb period photos and some great artwork, it does make for a gripping read ... it is a book that no enthusiast of the time should be without. It deserves a high recommendation."
- Scott Van Aken, (July 2013)

 "This 80-page paperback is richly illustrated with period photos as well as artwork created by Mark Stacey and Johnny Shumate. The author profile the principals, details the gunfighters' techniques and covers lots more ground in this enthralling account of the famous shootout. Hobbyists who have been collecting recently released metal and plastic figures inspired inspired by the O.K. Corral will discover plenty of display and diorama ideas inside this compelling book."
- Toy Soldier & Model Figure (October 2013)

Product Details
ISBN: 9781780961927
ISBN-10: 1780961928
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)
Publication Date: June 18th, 2013
Pages: 80
Language: English