Josie Earp (maybe?) from the book "I Married Wyatt Earp"
from an original image in the collection of
BOOKS WORTH READING
Columbia Booksellers & Stationers
Reading up on the people you want to portray is the only way!
For Indian Warfare on the High Plains, 1865-1879
READ Scalp Dance by Thomas Goodrich. Great work of actual accounts!
- Bad Company by Joseph Henry Jackson (searches out the truth)
- Trail Dust and Saddle Leather by Jo Mora (leans heavy on the
20th century Hollywood influences)
- Californios by Jo Mora
Tombstone, Arizona (The most accurate books):
- "The OK Coral Inquest" - Edited by Al Turner
- "The Earps Talk" Al Turner
- "Helldorado" - Breckenridge
- "I Married Wyatt Earp" - Boyer (Recent historians debate
the truth of Boyer's work and call it collectable, but not history!)
- "The Search for the Holidays" - Pendleton
- "The Tombstone Epitaph" - Douglas D. Martin
- The Tombstone Epitaph
Continuously being published since May 1, 1880!
Tabloid format, published monthly (the actual newspaper is still being published as a weekly by the students at U of AZ Journalism School in Tucson), contributors are mostly members of Western Writers of America - gratis, Subscription $15/year.
- "The George Parson Diary" - Parson
- "And Die in the West" - Mitchell
- "The Fred Dodge Story" - Dodge
- "The Buntline Special Myth" - Shillingberg
- "The Truth About Wyatt Earp" - Richard Irwin
Other Good Books:
- "Frontier Marshal" - Lake (Well written, but half fiction)
- "Tombstone" - Burns (This may have happened once!)
- "Gunsmoke" - Grace McCool (Cowboy Apologist. gross inaccuracies)
- Hunting Trips of a Ranchman by Teddy Roosevelt
- Ranch Life and Hunting Trail by Theodore Roosevelt
- The Trial of Frank James
- Good Man With a Gun - Haley
- John Selman - Metz
- Billy the Kid - Utley
- Arizona's Dark & Bloody Ground - Forrest
- The Hash Knife Brand - Tinsley
- Knights of the Green Cloth - Robert K. DeArment
- Badge & Buckshot
- Jesse James Was His Name - Dr. William A Settle
- The Outlaw Youngers: A Confederate Brotherhood - Marley Brant
- The Pistoleer - James Carlos Blake
- The Last Gunfighter - Dr. Richard C. Marohn
- "The Old West" series - Time/Life
- "Packing Iron - Gunleather of the Frontier West"
- Richard C. Rattenbury
- "Peacemakers - Arms and Adventure in the Old West"
- R.L. Wilson
- "Authentic Costumes and Characters of the Wild West"
- E. Lisle Reedstrom, published by Sterling Publishing,
ISBN#0-8069-8644-1 (A must for reenactors!)
- "I See By Your Outfit " - Tom Lindmier and Steve Mount
Places to look for books
Newspapers & Magazines
- Trails End
P.O. Box 598
Gary Campbell, editor
- The Tombstone Epitaph
PO Box 1880
Tombstone AZ 85638-1880
(Been going since 1880!)
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