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

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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. -- from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Ontario Community Library 921 EARP (Text) 33330004514826 New Book Display Book Branch_Only_6months 03/17/2020 In process -
The Dalles Wasco County Library B EARP (Text) 33892006579636 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 03/20/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781335015853 : HRD
  • ISBN: 133501585X : HRD
  • Physical Description: 510 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Hanover Square Press, 2020.

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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. -- from book jacket.
Subject: Earp, Wyatt, 1848-1929.
Peace officers > Southwest, New > Biography.
Law enforcement > Southwest, New > History > 19th century.
Outlaws > Southwest, New > History > 19th century.
Cochise County (Ariz.) > History > 19th century.
Southwest, New > History > 19th century.
Genre: Biographies.

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