Wyatt Earp, Frontier Marshal Book Summary and Study Guide

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Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp was born in Monmouth, Ilinois, March 19, 1848. He was most famous for the gunfight in Tombstone Arizona, October 26, 1881. The shootout between three of the Earp brothers, Virgil, then town Marshal, Wyatt, a deputy United States Marshal and Morgan, deputized by Virgil along with John H. (Doc) Holliday, and Ike and Billy Clanton, and Frank and Tom Mclaury, although lasting only twenty to thirty seconds, thrust the Earps into national promience.                                             
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This book has some facts in it but also some exaggerations.
The review of this Book prepared by Geoffrey R. Bernstein

Wyatt Earp is one of the most famous characters of the old west. This particular edition of his life was written by Stuart Lake in 1931. It has been reprinted many times and is still in print today. Lake had many conversations with Earp so he could tell the true story. Includes the famous shoot-out at the O.K. Corral.
The review of this Book prepared by BethG

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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   lawmen Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1600-1899

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Desert?    -   Yes Prairie?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Century:    -   19th century

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   challenged    -   thoughtful If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None    -   More 6-10 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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