About the Author
JEFF GUINN is the bestselling author of the three books in The
Christmas Chronicles. He is an awardwinning journalist and writer.
"Guinn . . . delivers another double-barrel blast of history and
true crime. . . . Superbly detailed . . . . A thorough, thrilling
account of the crime and its influence on the history of the West.
. . . Absolutely buy this dazzler." --"Library Journal Express
"The most thorough account of the gunfight and its circumstances
ever published." --"The Wall Street Journal"
"Scrupulously details how this isolated act of violence attained
such heroic status. . . . A deeply researched and colorfully
written history of one of those dramatic oddments of Americana that
never fails to captivate us." --Dale L. Walker, "Dallas Morning
"Jeff Guinn took readers down the back roads of Louisiana in his
book "Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and
Clyde." He's back in "The Last Gunfight", displaying the impeccable
research that is his trademark. . . . Guinn's story is what really
happened. . . . A terrific read." Craig Wilson, "USA TODAY"
"A gripping revisionist account of the famed 1881 showdown. . . .
Exhaustively researched, stylishly written. . . . As grimly
compelling as a Greek tragedy."
--"Publishers Weekly "(Starred Review)
"Jeff Guinn is a straight shooter when it comes to facts. He
investigated the story from every imaginable angle, separating
truth from tall tale, and now he delivers a factual account of what
happened--and why--that's every bit as riveting as the fantasy."
--David Martindale, "Star-Telegram "(Fort Worth, TX)
Advance Praise for"The Last Gunfight" "Jeff Guinn gives us not only
the clashing egos and the mythic gunslingers, but also the larger
social forces that converged on a roistering mining town in
southeastern Arizona that fateful day in 1881. The result is a kind
of anti-Western: The cliches are stripped away, the black hats
removed, the 'rugged individualists' unmasked, leaving us with real
human beings who are swayed and shaped by the forces of history,
and trapped in time." "--Hampton Sides, author of Blood and
"""The Last Gunfight"" is a portrayal of criminality, greed,
ambition, rivalry, fidelity, and law enforcement gone awry. Add in
the aspects of vengeance, lust, and enduring love, and you have a
riveting book every bit as good as, if not better than, "Go Down
Together", Jeff Guinn's much-lauded book about Bonnie and Clyde."
--Lynn R. Bailey, Tombstone historian and author of "Too Tough
"Jeff Guinn has come up with a new angle and approach to the events
of that bloody day in Tombstone. Without that gunfight, Wyatt Earp
would have never become a household name a hundred years later.
Guinn delves into the myth and separates it from the facts. A
terrific read about the West's most famous lawman."
"An absorbing, meticulous account of the famous O.K. Corral
gunfight as it really happened. . . . Guinn places his complex and
nuanced story firmly within the context of the evolving Western
frontier. . . . A great story."