The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid

The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid

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by Pat F. Garrett
     
 

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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

Overview

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:
9781566195010
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
04/29/1994
Pages:
233

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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