Publication: University of North Texas Press, 2012, Denton
First edition. 8vo. Signed by the author on the title page. Cloth, titles stamped in gilt on the spine, xv [blank], 380 pp., acknowledgments, prologue, illustrated mostly from photographs, portraits, maps, epilogue, endnotes, bibliography, index. In this book the author reveals the McLaury brothers' family background and context of their lives on the frontier, beginning the story with the McLaury brothers’ decision to go into the cattle business with an ambition to have their own ranch. When they moved to Arizona, they finally achieved that goal, but along the way they became enmeshed with the cross-border black market that was thriving there ... then being in business with both the criminal element as well as the legitimate businesses in Tombstone. Johnson interviewed family descendants and mined their sources, government correspondence, and letters that have never before been published to reveal the human lives behind the storied events. Casey Tefertiller says: "This important work provides new insight into the two brothers who died on that fateful day, and to the family that carried the scar. This book is essential for any student of Tombstone and the gunfight." As new, unread copy in dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 46861