KOH Library and Cultural Center is pleased to host Ann Kirschner, the acclaimed author of LADY AT THE OK CORRAL, The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp. Please join us for a spirited talk on Thursday, November 21 at 7PM.
Ms. Kirschner’s vivid and engaging biography uncovers the conflicts and questions about American history that are dramatized in Josephine's story: the end of the real American frontier and the rise of its mythology; the spread of railroads and industrialization; the seismic shifts in public attitudes towards prostitution, gambling, and alcohol, and the untold stories of the fearless women who helped shape the legend of Wyatt Earp and the Wild West.
Ann Kirschner has written a definitive biography of a Jewish woman from New York (and San Francisco) who became the common-law wife of famed lawman and gambler Wyatt Earp.
For nearly fifty years Josephine was the companion of the most famous lawman of the Old West. Yet, she has nearly been erased from Western lore. In this fast-paced biography, Ms. Kirschner brings Josephine out of the shadows of history to tell her full story – a spirited and colorful tale of ambition, adventure, self-invention, and romance reflective of America itself, from post - Civil War years to World War II. Follow the adventures of a vivacious woman who was equally at home in the deserts of the American Southwest and boomtowns of the Alaskan Gold Rush, in the opulent hotels of San Diego and San Francisco in the Gay 90’s and in rough mining camps, gaudy gambling casinos, and on Hollywood back lots.
The book has received great reviews in USA Today, Wall Street Journal and other places. You can visit www.ladyattheokcorral.com for these reviews and other details.