Welcome to the blog for Lighthouse Books, ABAA. My name is Michael Slicker. We are a family-owned and operated antiquarian bookstore that has been open 40 years, located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Please have a look around the blog. Bookmark us or subscribe to an RSS feed so that you will be alerted when we make updates. Please follow the links to our spot on AbeBooks and our online bookstore for listings of some of what we have available. Thank you for visiting us online. You can visit us in person at 1735 First Avenue N in downtown St. Petersburg. We specialize in rare books, unusual books, antique maps, vintage photographs and more.
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Lighthouse Books, ABAA 1735 First Avenue North Saint Petersburg, FL 33713 United States (727) 822-3278
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Happy birthday, legend Doc Holliday
It is the birthday of Doc Holliday (1851), the colorful dentist turned gambler and gunfighter of the Old West. His legendary prowess with a six-shooter may have been more fiction than fact but his friendship with another legend, lawman Wyatt Earp, was not. Scholars document at least one occasion when Holliday's quick trigger saved Earp's life, but other accounts are largely fictional. In any case, the two are remembered for the Gunfight at O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, in 1881, a 30-second shootout that left Holliday wounded and three outlaws dead. The incident became well known after the publication of Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal (1931), a mostly fictional biography by Stuart Lake, who had been a professional wrestling promoter and a press aide to Teddy Roosevelt when he ran for president in 1912. Holliday died of tuberculosis in Colorado in 1887.
Our specialties include Floridiana (Florida History, Florida Authors, Florida Related Ephemera), American History, Literature of the South, Military History (including, but not limited to, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korean War), Children’s Literature, Maps, Leather Bindings and Rare & Unusual items.
We also have a wide variety of general stock, including a large Landscape/Gardening section, a great selection of Christian/Church History/Bible Study titles, Beat Literature, and much more. Please browse our extensive category list.
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