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The Resource Ride the devil's herd : Wyatt Earp's epic battle against the West's biggest outlaw gang, John Boessenecker

Ride the devil's herd : Wyatt Earp's epic battle against the West's biggest outlaw gang, John Boessenecker

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Ride the devil's herd : Wyatt Earp's epic battle against the West's biggest outlaw gang
Title
Ride the devil's herd
Title remainder
Wyatt Earp's epic battle against the West's biggest outlaw gang
Statement of responsibility
John Boessenecker
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Wyatt Earp is regarded as the most famous lawman of the Old West, best known for his role in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. But the story of his two-year war with a band of outlaws known as the Cowboys has never been told in full. The Cowboys were the largest outlaw gang in the history of the American West. After battles with the law in Texas and New Mexico, they shifted their operations to Arizona. There, led by Curly Bill Brocius, they ruled the border, robbing, rustling, smuggling and killing with impunity until they made the fatal mistake of tangling with the Earp brothers. Drawing on groundbreaking research into territorial and federal government records, John Boessenecker's Ride the Devil's Herd reveals a time and place in which homicide rates were fifty times higher than those today. The story still bears surprising relevance for contemporary America, involving hot-button issues such as gang violence, border security, unlawful immigration, the dangers of political propagandists parading as journalists, and the prosecution of police officers for carrying out their official duties. Wyatt Earp saw it all in Tombstone." --Amazon
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
QQ3
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boessenecker, John
Dewey number
  • 978/.02092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F786.E18
LC item number
B64 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Earp, Wyatt
  • Peace officers
  • Law enforcement
  • Outlaws
  • Cochise County (Ariz.)
  • Southwest, New
Label
Ride the devil's herd : Wyatt Earp's epic battle against the West's biggest outlaw gang, John Boessenecker
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-496) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Devil's from Hell: the cowboys -- Fighting men: The Earp boys -- Blood on the border -- The Earps come to tombstone -- Wanted dead or alive -- Cowboys and Mexicans -- Ride the Devil's herd -- The fight has commenced -- A trial in tombstone -- The cowboys strike back -- Wyatt Earp, frontier marshal -- Wyatt Earp, frontier vigilante -- Curly Bill cashes in -- Last ride of the cowboys -- The sunset trail
Control code
on1144132771
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
510 pages
Isbn
9781335015853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1144132771
Label
Ride the devil's herd : Wyatt Earp's epic battle against the West's biggest outlaw gang, John Boessenecker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-496) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Devil's from Hell: the cowboys -- Fighting men: The Earp boys -- Blood on the border -- The Earps come to tombstone -- Wanted dead or alive -- Cowboys and Mexicans -- Ride the Devil's herd -- The fight has commenced -- A trial in tombstone -- The cowboys strike back -- Wyatt Earp, frontier marshal -- Wyatt Earp, frontier vigilante -- Curly Bill cashes in -- Last ride of the cowboys -- The sunset trail
Control code
on1144132771
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
510 pages
Isbn
9781335015853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1144132771

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