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Epitaph - A Novel of the O.k. Corral

Mary Doria Russell

Mary Doria Russell, the bestselling, award-winning author of The Sparrow, returns with Epitaph. An American Iliad, this richly detailed and meticulously researched historical novel continues the story she began in Doc, following Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday to Tombstone, Arizona, and to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. A deeply divided nation. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president loathed by half the populace. Smuggling and gang warfare along the Mexican border. Armed citizens willing to stand their ground and take law into their own hands. . . . That was America in 1881. All those forces came to bear on the afternoon of October 26 when Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers faced off against the Clantons and the McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona. It should have been a simple misdemeanor arrest. Thirty seconds and thirty bullets later, three officers were wounded and three citizens lay dead in the dirt. Wyatt Earp was the last man standing, the only one unscathed. The lies began before the smoke cleared, but the gunfight at the O.K. Corral would soon become central to American beliefs about the Old West. Epitaph tells Wyatt’s real story, unearthing the Homeric tragedy buried under 130 years of mythology, misrepresentation, and sheer indifference to fact. Epic and intimate, this novel gives voice to the real men and women whose lives were changed forever by those fatal thirty seconds in Tombstone. At its heart is the woman behind the myth: Josephine Sarah Marcus, who loved Wyatt Earp for forty-nine years and who carefully chipped away at the truth until she had crafted the heroic legend that would become the epitaph her husband deserved.

Mary Doria Russell, the bestselling, award-winning author of The Sparrow, returns with Epitaph. An American Iliad, this richly detailed and meticulously researched historical novel continues the story she began in Doc, following Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday to Tombstone, Arizona, and to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. A deeply divided nation. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president loathed by half the populace. Smuggling and gang warfare along the Mexican border. Armed citizens willing to stand their ground and take law into their own hands. . . . That was America in 1881. All those forces came to bear on the afternoon of October 26 when Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers faced off against the Clantons and the McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona. It should have been a simple misdemeanor arrest. Thirty seconds and thirty bullets later, three officers were wounded and three citizens lay dead in the dirt. Wyatt Earp was the last man standing, the only one unscathed. The lies began before the smoke cleared, but the gunfight at the O.K. Corral would soon become central to American beliefs about the Old West. Epitaph tells Wyatt’s real story, unearthing the Homeric tragedy buried under 130 years of mythology, misrepresentation, and sheer indifference to fact. Epic and intimate, this novel gives voice to the real men and women whose lives were changed forever by those fatal thirty seconds in Tombstone. At its heart is the woman behind the myth: Josephine Sarah Marcus, who loved Wyatt Earp for forty-nine years and who carefully chipped away at the truth until she had crafted the heroic legend that would become the epitaph her husband deserved.
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Mary Doria Russell, the bestselling, award-winning author of The Sparrow, returns with Epitaph. An American Iliad, this richly detailed and meticulously researched historical novel continues the story she began in Doc, following Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday to Tombstone, Arizona, and to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. A deeply divided nation. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president loathed by half the populace. Smuggling and gang warfare along the Mexican border. Armed citizens willing to stand their ground and take law into their own hands. . . . That was America in 1881. All those forces came to bear on the afternoon of October 26 when Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers faced off against the Clantons and the McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona. It should have been a simple misdemeanor arrest. Thirty seconds and thirty bullets later, three officers were wounded and three citizens lay dead in the dirt. Wyatt Earp was the last man standing, the only one unscathed. The lies began before the smoke cleared, but the gunfight at the O.K. Corral would soon become central to American beliefs about the Old West. Epitaph tells Wyatt’s real story, unearthing the Homeric tragedy buried under 130 years of mythology, misrepresentation, and sheer indifference to fact. Epic and intimate, this novel gives voice to the real men and women whose lives were changed forever by those fatal thirty seconds in Tombstone. At its heart is the woman behind the myth: Josephine Sarah Marcus, who loved Wyatt Earp for forty-nine years and who carefully chipped away at the truth until she had crafted the heroic legend that would become the epitaph her husband deserved.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Hillary Huber

Length:

19h 35m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:44


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

26:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

29:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

21:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

28:15


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

19:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

25:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

21:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

22:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

18:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

17:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

25:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

12:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:24


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

26:44


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

17:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

15:16


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

17:20


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

28:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

21:08


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:33


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

19:46


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

17:21


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

14:28


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

10:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

24:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

00:43


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

16:11


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

12:00


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

15:49


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

28:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

17:59


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

11:47


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

00:50