High Noon in Lincoln: Violence on the Western Frontier

High Noon in Lincoln: Violence on the Western Frontier

by Robert M. Utley
     
 

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Here is the most detailed and most engagingly narrated history to date of the legendary two-year facedown and shootout in Lincoln. Until now, New Mexico's late nineteenth-century Lincoln County War has served primarily as the backdrop for a succession of mythical renderings of Billy the Kid in American popular culture.

"In research, writing, and interpretation,

Overview

Here is the most detailed and most engagingly narrated history to date of the legendary two-year facedown and shootout in Lincoln. Until now, New Mexico's late nineteenth-century Lincoln County War has served primarily as the backdrop for a succession of mythical renderings of Billy the Kid in American popular culture.

"In research, writing, and interpretation, High Noon in Lincoln is a superb book. It is one of the best books (maybe the best) ever written on a violent episode in the West."--Richard Maxwell Brown author of Strain of Violence: Historical Studies of American Violence and Vigilantism

"A masterful account of the actual facts of the gory Lincoln County War and the role of Billy the Kid. . . . Utley separates the truth from legend without detracting from the gripping suspense and human interest of the story."--Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826312013
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
02/28/1990
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
279
Sales rank:
875,191
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author


Robert M. Utley is a retired Chief Historian of the National Park Service and has written over fifteen books on a variety of aspects of history of the American West. His writings have received numerous prizes, including the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum's Wrangler Award, the Western Writers of America Spur Award, the Caughey Book Prize from the Western History Association, and the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize from the Society for Military History. He resides in Georgetown, Texas.

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