Billy the Kid: Beyond the Grave

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Did Billy the Kid escape to die in 1950 in Hico, Texas? W.C. Jameson analyzes the evidence, including use of new technology to produce a compelling case for Billy's survival.

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Did Billy the Kid escape to die in 1950 in Hico, Texas? W.C. Jameson analyzes the evidence, including use of new technology to produce a compelling case for Billy's survival.

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Library Journal
Conspiracy theorists will love this little book. Jameson (Unsolved Mysteries of the Old West), a professional treasure hunter and writer, does his best to make the case that Billy the Kid was not shot by Sheriff Pat Garrett in 1881 in Lincoln County, NM. William Henry Roberts (1859-1950) is put forth as Billy the Kid, renegade turned cowboy and lawman, who supposedly performed in Buffalo Bill's Wild West and joined Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders under an unknown alias. Unfortunately, Jameson weakens his case by uncritically accepting nearly any evidence that supports his position and casting aspersions on those who disagree with him. Librarians looking for a good general history of Billy the Kid would do well to seek out Robert M. Utley's Billy the Kid: A Short and Violent Life or Frederick Nolan's The West of Billy the Kid. Jameson's book is a popular, anti-establishment account that may be of interest to libraries with large Western outlaw literature collections.-Nathan Bender, Buffalo Bill Historical Ctr., Cody, WY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589791480
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Series: Beyond the Grave Series
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 1,032,005
  • Product dimensions: 6.78 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword:The Death of Billy the Kid Chapter 2 Pat Garrett Killed the Wrong Man Chapter 3 A Traditional History of the Outlaw, Billy the Kid Chapter 4 The Discovery of William Henry Roberts
5 William Henry Roberts' Story, Part I: 1859-1881
Chapter 6 William Henry Roberts' Story, Part II: 1881-1950
Chapter 7 Birth and Genealogy Chapter 8 Quien es? A Reexamination of the Shooting at Fort Sumner Chapter 9 The Inquest Chapter 10 The Burial Chapter 11 Tracking William Henry Roberts Chapter 12 Evidence Chapter 13 An Opposing Point of View Chapter 14 The New Mexico Resistance Chapter 15 Beyond the Grave Chapter 16 Sources

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  • Posted January 8, 2009

    Billy the Kid: Beyond the Grave

    Man this book was good. It was exceeding all other books about Billy the Kid. The author W. C. Jameson did a good job because he interviewed, William Henry Roberts, the believed, by many people, to be the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid. People believe William Henry Roberts is Billy the Kid because he was illiterate and he knew more about Billy the Kid than most historians do. I also liked it because it had guns and a lot of fighting parts. It showed how Billy the Kid could be hot headed and also incognito. This book is good for guys and girls interested in history, between the ages of 15 years old and 40. The only problem is that not everybody thinks William Henry Roberts is Billy the Kid. So its time for you to decide: Is William Henry Roberts Billy the Kid?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    Great book about the real story of Billy the Kid

    This is not a strict biography of the Kid. But it gathers many interesting facts about his life and tries to set the record straight. If you feel sympathetic toward the Kid then you will like this book.
    Billy the Kid was the ultimate underdog but he won out in the end and lived to be 90 years old. This book proves more than any other that William Henry Roberts, and Billy were the same and that Pat Garret killed the wrong man, then lied about it for fame and gain.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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