Tom Clavin

What: Watermark Books & Café invites you to a virtual evening with the New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City! Tom Clavin will join us for a virtual presentation of his newest book Tombstone—The true story of the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, and the famous Battle at the OK Corral. Signed bookplates will be available while supplies last!

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When: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: This is a virtual event and will be hosted online with the help of Zoom and Facebook Live. Questions will be answered via the Zoom webinar.

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Please make arrangements to pick up any unclaimed book(s) within a month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Wichita-based literacy organization.About the Book


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.

About the Author


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.

Event date: 

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

4701 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67218
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