The West of Billy the Kid

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In The West of Billy the Kid, renowned authority Frederick Nolan has assembled a comprehensive photo gallery of the life and times of Billy the Kid. In text and in more than 250 images-many of them published here for the first time-Nolan recreates the life Billy lived and the places and people he knew. This unique assemblage is complemented by maps and a full biography that incorporates Nolan’s original research, adding fresh depth and detail to the Kid’s story and to the lives and backgrounds of those who ...

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Overview

In The West of Billy the Kid, renowned authority Frederick Nolan has assembled a comprehensive photo gallery of the life and times of Billy the Kid. In text and in more than 250 images-many of them published here for the first time-Nolan recreates the life Billy lived and the places and people he knew. This unique assemblage is complemented by maps and a full biography that incorporates Nolan’s original research, adding fresh depth and detail to the Kid’s story and to the lives and backgrounds of those who witnessed the events of his life and death.

Here are the faces of Billy’s family, friends, and enemies: John Tunstall and John Chisum, Sheriff Pat Garrett and Governor Lew Wallace, Jimmy Dolan and Bob Olinger, Alexander McSween and Paulita Maxwell, and many others. Here are Santa Fe and Silver City as Billy the Kid saw them, Lincoln, Las Vegas, and Tascosa. Recent photographs show the Kid’s haunts as they appear today.

 

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Editorial Reviews

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The outlaws of the Wild West have an enduring fascination, and Billy the Kid remains one of the most prominent in popular, literary, and cinematic imagination. His name has represented everything from a psychopathic adolescent killer to a romantic Robin Hood. Nolan is a competent professional writer who has researched Billy the Kid and his world for many years. Author of the well-received Lincoln County War (LJ 1/92), which treats the range war in which Billy was killed, Nolan paints an intriguing picture of a bright young boy largely left to find his own way in a difficult and often violent environment. Neither romanticizing nor debunking, Nolan gives an evenhanded account of the Kid and his times in a readable, nicely illustrated book. This book is a worthy addition not only to regional collections but to more general biography and U.S. history collections.--Charles V. Cowling, Drake Memorial Lib., Brockport, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806131047
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Pages: 350
  • Sales rank: 1,258,977
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.63 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Frederick Nolan is a leading authority on outlaws and gunfighters of the Old West. His award-winning books include The West of Billy the Kid; The Wild West: History, Myth, and the Making of America; and The Lincoln County War: A Documentary History. He resides in England.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2000

    Great Documentary Of The Kid's Life

    This book, cover to cover, was GREAT. I wanted to find out more information about the man they called Billy The Kid and this was the perfect book. This book has great pictures of people and the settings in the west around Billy's life. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone wanting to know more about 'The Kid'

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