Lady at the O.K. Corral

Lady at the O.K. Corral

The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp

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Shedding new light on the iconic gunfight that made Wyatt Earp a legend, this wildly fascinating biography of Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp, the common-law wife of the most famous lawman of the Old West, reveals how this aspiring actress and dancer ended up in Tombstone, Arizona. 25,000 first printing.

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Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp by Ann Kirschner is the definitive biography of a Jewish girl from New York who won the heart of Wyatt Earp.

For nearly fifty years, she was the common-law wife of Wyatt Earp: hero of the O.K. Corral and the most famous lawman of the Old West. Yet Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp has nearly been erased from Western lore. In this fascinating biography, Ann Kirschner, author of the acclaimed Sala's Gift, brings Josephine out of the shadows of history to tell her tale: a spirited and colorful tale of ambition, adventure, self-invention, and devotion. Reflective of America itself, her story brings us from the post–Civil War years to World War II, and from New York to the Arizona Territory to old Hollywood.

In Lady at the O.K. Corral, you’ll learn how this aspiring actress and dancer—a flamboyant, curvaceous Jewish girl with a persistent New York accent—landed in Tombstone, Arizona, and sustained a lifelong partnership with Wyatt Earp, a man of uncommon charisma and complex heroism.



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Shares the life of Wyatt Earp's common-law wife, including how she ended up in Tombstone, Arizona, her involvement in the infamous showdown, and what life was like for a woman on the frontier.
For nearly fifty years she was the common-law wife of Wyatt Earp, yet Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp has nearly been erased from Western lore. Kirschner brings Josephine out of the shadows of history to tell her tale: a spirited and colorful tale of ambition, adventure, self-invention, and devotion; from the post-Civil War years to World War II, and from New York to the Arizona Territory to old Hollywood.

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061864506
0061864501
Branch Call Number: B EARP K
Characteristics: 289 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., map, ports. ;,24 cm

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