edifying, Bob, among other things. You've certainly furthered my education on this subject, for which many thanks. Problem is, the more I know, the more I remain partial to my original position.
I intend to read the Bossenecker at some point, just haven't gotten to it yet. After all, it was only published three years ago. The to-read stack here is Everest-y and I'm no Sherpa.
If Kenny really does "lean toward" Leslie, it would be interesting to know what he believes Leslie's motive was. In Earp's case, motive would have been apparent enough. Wyatt had the motive, he just didn't have the opportunity. Leslie may have had the opportunity, but what possibly would have been his motive? "Currying favor with the Earps" makes little sense since at the time of Ringo's death there were no Earps left in the vicinity whose favor might be curried, and the odds of their returning were beyond long.
It goes without saying that both were capable man-killers, though perhaps the one more capable than either was the one who ultimately turned the gun on himself and, as was his wont, didn't miss.
Olds, you should finish reading this highly educational post and then immediately order RIDE THE DEVIL'S HERD. Bossenecker is no slouch when it comes to research, but in this book his skills are combined... more
I unfailingly find your posts — olds,Fri May 26 21:22
Thank you, Peter. I really apptreciate that. I wish my posts would lure more world class authors and researchers (unlike me) back to the board, like you. I'm sure people would be more interested in how... more
Of all the people who post here, you have the most balanced historical perspective of events, protagonists and antagonists. I have learned that no matter how objective most historians are and try to... more
So the conjecture is that the motive would have been the reward money offered by this Protective Association? ($1,000 then would be roughly $30,000 now.) As motives go, plausible enough, I suppose, though... more