The Last Woman Standing by Thelma Adams is the story of a little known woman in the infamous town of Tombstone and the famous Gunfight at the OK Corral. Josephine Marcus came to Tombstone from San Francisco in the fall of 1880. She was meeting her fiancé, Johnny Behan. Behan was the sheriff of the mining town and there she begins her life with Johnny and his son, Albert. She soon meets the dashing and handsome Wyatt Earp. The attraction between the two heats up as the tensions between the Earps and the Clantons reach its breaking point. The famous gunfight is seen through Josephine’s eyes as she fears for Wyatt’s life. It is a story surrounding the infamous event which is shrouded in mysteries as witnesses shewed their stories to fit which side, the Earps or the Clantons, they favored.
Overall, The Last Woman Standing is the story of a young woman who wanted more in life than the one she grew up in. Josephine would remain with Wyatt until his death in 1929. She would die in 1944, the last woman standing. The last remaining witness to the famous gunfight. It is an excellent story told from a minor eyewitness to this famous event. The story covers the build up to the fight, the fight itself as well as the aftermath. I highly recommend The Last Woman Standing for a new take on a very famous story in the history of the American West.
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