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Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life

Story posted March 26, 2014

Event date(s): December 01, 2010 — December 01, 2014

Discussion with Historian and Author Andrew C. Isenberg

Thursday, March 27th, at 7pm, in the Shannon Room, Hubbard Hall

Join Andrew C. Isenberg, historian of the American West and the American environment, to discuss his book, Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life, on one of the United States' historic icons of popular culture. Today, Earp remains a legendary hero and a "beacon of rough justice in the tumultuous American West" in cinematic battles against organized crime in the 1930s, communism in the 1950s, and, most recently, al-Qaeda. Yet as Isenberg uncovers in his book, the Hollywood Earp is largely fictionalized - and imagined by Earp Himself.

Additional events with the author on Thursday, March 27th include an 11:45 am-1:30pm lunch with Isenberg and a 2-3:30pm discussion on research and writing in North American western and environmental ecological history. The lunch will be held at Thorne Hall, Mitchell South (upstairs) and attendees should go through the line. The discussion will occur in the ES common room (Adams Hall, 1st Floor) and will feature refreshments. Both events are open to all students, staff, and faculty.

These events are co-sponsored by the Departments of Biology, Environmental Studies, History, and Government and Legal Studies, and the Bowdoin College Lectures and Concerts Fund.