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Bookmarks Presents Wild West Author Tom Clavin
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Winston-Salem, NC
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Bookmarks Presents Wild West Author Tom Clavin
*This event was originally scheduled for April, but due to COVID-19, we have rescheduled for July 13*

Tom Clavin has written many bestselling books on history, mostly concentrated in the American west. His new book focuses on The true story of the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, and the famous Battle at the OK Corral, by the New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City and Wild Bill.

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Buy a ticket for $30 and get a signed copy of TOMBSTONE and one drink ticket. (Book retails for $29.99)

Book details:
Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell The true story of the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, and the famous Battle at the OK Corral, by the New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City and Wild Bill.

On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, nine men clashed in what would be known as the most famous shootout in American frontier history. Thirty bullets were exchanged in thirty seconds, killing three men and wounding three others.

The fight sprang forth from a tense, hot summer. Cattle rustlers had been terrorizing the back country of Mexico and selling the livestock they stole to corrupt ranchers. The Mexican government built forts along the border to try to thwart American outlaws, while Arizona citizens became increasingly agitated. Rustlers, who became known as the cow-boys, began to kill each other as well as innocent citizens. That October, tensions boiled over with Ike and Billy Clanton, Tom and Frank McLaury, and Billy Claiborne confronting the Tombstone marshal, Virgil Earp, and the suddenly deputized Wyatt and Morgan Earp and shotgun-toting Doc Holliday.

Bestselling author Tom Clavin peers behind decades of legend surrounding the story of Tombstone to reveal the true story of the drama and violence that made it famous. Tombstone also digs deep into the vendetta ride that followed the tragic gunfight, when Wyatt and Warren Earp and Holliday went vigilante to track down the likes of Johnny Ringo, Curly Bill Brocius, and other cowboys who had cowardly gunned down his brothers. That "vendetta ride" would make the myth of Wyatt Earp complete and punctuate the struggle for power in the American frontier's last boom town.

Author info:
TOM CLAVIN is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and has worked as a newspaper and web site editor, magazine writer, TV and radio commentator, and a reporter for The New York Times. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association. His books include The Heart of Everything That Is, Halsey's Typhoon, and Reckless. He lives in Sag Harbor, NY.

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Bookmarks has a zero tolerance policy for harassment of any kind in person or social media, including but not limited to: Stalking; intimidation; offensive verbal comments; physical assault and/or battery; harassing or non-consensual photography or recording; sustained disruption of programs, panels, signings, and other events; bathroom policing; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome physical attention, in relation to, but not limited to: race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, body size, ability, appearance, religion, citizenship, pregnancy. If a person engages in harassing behavior, Bookmarks Staff will take prompt action in any form they deem appropriate, including but not limited to expulsion from the Bookmarks sponsored event or premises. This policy applies to everyone (exhibitors, attendees, authors, speakers, guests, press, staff, board members, and volunteers) at all of Bookmarks events and programming. Anyone can report harassment. If someones behavior has made you uncomfortable, or if you witness the same happening to someone else, you should immediately contact Bookmarks staff or security. You may also come to the Bookmarks office at 634 W. 4th Street #110 to report an incident. If necessary, a Bookmarks staff member will contact local law enforcement, offer a safe place, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to make sure they feel safe during a Bookmarks event. Keep inappropriate comments and your hands to yourself. If you would like to take a photograph with or of a guest or an author, always ask first and respect that persons right to say no.

Location

Bookmarks (View)
634 W. Fourth St. #110
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
United States

Categories

Arts > Literary

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: BOOKMARKS
On BPT Since: Jan 12, 2009
 
Jamie Southern
336-747-1471
info@bookmarksnc.org
bookmarksnc.org


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