The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid

The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid

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by Pat F. Garrett, Daniel Luna, Daniel Luna
     
 

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Of all firsthand accounts of lawlessness in the old Southwest, none is more fascinating that Pat F. Garrett's The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid. First published in 1882, a year after Sheriff Garrett killed the Kid, "the bravest and more feared" gunman of the Lincoln County, New Mexico, cattle war, it is at once the most authoritative biography of William H.…  See more details below

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Of all firsthand accounts of lawlessness in the old Southwest, none is more fascinating that Pat F. Garrett's The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid. First published in 1882, a year after Sheriff Garrett killed the Kid, "the bravest and more feared" gunman of the Lincoln County, New Mexico, cattle war, it is at once the most authoritative biography of William H. Bonney and the foundation of the Billy the Kid legend.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786111855
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Edition description:
Unabridged, 4 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
6.65(w) x 9.15(h) x 1.28(d)

Meet the Author

Pat F. Garrett, the Southwest's most celebrated sheriff, is best known for his killing of Billy the Kid and for this book, which was written in collaboration with his friend, frontier newspaperman Ashmun Upson.

J.C. Dykes wrote extensively on the West and is the author of Billy the Kid: The Bibliography of a Legend and coauthor of King Fisher: His Life and Times.

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The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most of the so-called facts in this book were made up by Pat's ghostwriter Ashton Upson. It has been roundly debunked by historians. Yet as myth-making, it is superb. Many historians have erred in trying to verify this myth. The actual facts of the Kids life were completely different and its highly likely PG and the Kid collaborated to fake his death.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Patrick garret book waz a failure . He waz killed by a 21 year old man and remember i never steal a horse from a man i dont like
shorty911 More than 1 year ago
You wouldn't want to read it twice...
don28 More than 1 year ago
Outside of movies I hadn't read/heard much of Bonneys life. I found this to be quite illuminating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this to be quite an interesting book on William H Bonney (aka Billy The Kid). I wasn't quite sure what to expect from it but found it hard to stop reading. I do have to say that I think the layout that Garrett wrote could have been better and the different sections on Billy's life could have been longer maybe a bit more detailed. But other than that I quite enjoyed this look at Billy and his life as an outlaw through the eyes of Patrick Garrett.
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MichaeltheNookGuy More than 1 year ago
Considering that Garrett was no writer (even though he had a co-writer) this book is very well written. Interesting to read Pat's p.o.v. on the infamous story first hand. You may come away with a different opinion on Garrett as he seems very genuine about his respect for The Kid. And for the price? Very worth it. -Michael
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