Murdered on the Streets of Tombstone


Non-Fiction - Historical
348 Pages
Reviewed on 12/06/2013
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite

Murdered on the Streets of Tombstone by Joyce Aros is an intriguing book about one of the most controversial events in America's late 1800s. Readers are transported to a Midwest lifestyle of cowboys, frontier men and women, farmers, raiders, saloons, gambling, and of course gunmen.
Late 1870s American western towns are home to many historical events, but none more notorious than the O.K Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, during which the lawmen and cowboys had it out on the street. Over time, word spread about the famous lawmen and friends who took out the "bad" cowboys on the streets of Tombstone. Almost every child growing up in America has heard of Wyatt Earp or Doc Holiday (the lawmen), but most have not heard of Newman Canton or the McLaury brothers, Tom and Frank (the cowboys). The author has set out to change the unknown facts of the so called "bad" cowboys. In this riveting, conversational-style book containing facts, word of mouth, and documented accounts of life in Tombstone, Arizona in 1870s, Joyce Aros describes factual events and opinions of Newman Canton, the McLaury brothers, and other cowboys, as well as the Earps.

Growing up in America and hearing the tale of the O.K. Corral, one would have never known what the cowboys were really like because they were depicted as bad men. Reading this book, deciphering fact from fiction, and getting another view on the well-known legend was refreshing. Although the author states various views throughout the book, she also provides documented sources to back up events with newspaper clippings and court documents of that time. Whether readers believe the Earp brothers were good or bad, or the cowboys were good or bad, they can respect the author's hard work and dedicated research of Tombstone Arizona and its residents, lawmen, and outlaws of the 1870s. It takes a lot of courage to bring out some truth, even if it is 200-something years prior. Bravo, Joyce Aros, on a great read.