'Matt Braun has a genius for taking real characters out of the Old West and giving them flesh and blood immediacy.' - Dee Brown, author. This portrait of Wyatt Earp is neither history nor myth. It is a fictional account based upon chronicles, court records, and recollections of those who lived through that deadly autumn of 1881, when Earp and his two brothers gunned down three ruthless outlaws at the O.K. Corral. Earp had come to the mining town of Tombstone with a plan to get elected sheriff and to build a business empire, but when both of his brothers were struck down following the O.K. shootout, it meant putting aside his dream for one last fight - not for glory, but revenge.
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Matt Braun is a fourth-generation Westerner, steeped in the tradition and lore of the frontier era. His books reflect a heritage rich with the truths of that bygone time. Raised among the Cherokee and Osage tribes, Braun learned their traditions and culture, and their philosophy became the foundation of his own beliefs. Like his ancestors, he has spent most of his life wandering the mountains and plains of the West. His heritage and his contribution to Western literature resulted in his appointment by the Governor of Oklahoma as a Territorial Marshal.
Braun is the author of more than forty novels and four nonfiction works including Black Fox, which was made into a CBS miniseries, and One Last Town, which was made into a TNT movie called You Know My Name. Western Writers of America awarded Braun the prestigious Golden Spur Award for The Kincaids. He is also the recipient of the Cowboy Spirit Award and was inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1999.
WYATT EARP is based on chronicles, court records and recollections of an October day in 1881. Sheppard reads the characters' parts with vigor and diversity. The consistent, dramatic pacing increases the suspense of this romantic, violent tale. After the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday gun down Billy Clanton and Tom and Frank McLaury at the OK Corral, the Earps begin a downward spiral. Wyatt's dreams of success in politics and business are pushed aside for revenge. What will come of Wyatt's affair with Sadie, and who else dies before Christmas? As usual, romance plays a major role in this Western. S.C.A. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Ulverscroft Large Print Books, 1995. Book Condition: Good. Lrg. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP8701757
Book Description Ulverscroft Large Print, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0708958001