Ann Kirschner, Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp
Bordellos, saloons and the gambling dens of the Wild West form the backdrop to Lady at the O.K. Corral: the True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp, by the highly praised author and historian Ann Kirschner, who also happens to be Macaulay Honor College's dynamic Dean. Through scholarly sleuthing, Kirschner (Sala's Gift: My Mother's Holocaust Story) reveals a tale missing from the history books, that of "Josie" Marcus Earp, for half a century the partner and paramour of Tombstone, Arizona's, legendary sheriff, Wyatt Earp. Tracing Josephine's odyssey from rebellious daughter of Jewish immigrants to her little-known involvement with the notorious shootout at the O.K. Corral and far beyond, Kirschner follows the couple on desert adventures, forays into the Alaskan goldfields, and reckless, glamorous lives during the waning days of the frontier. This reading, book signing and reception are the New York City launch event for the book and its author.
March 13, 2013
Macaulay Honors College
35 West 67th Street