Whatever Happened to Billy the Kid

Traces the brief life of the western outlaw whose lifestyle reflected the violence prevalent on the American frontier

Author: Helen Airy

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 9780865341852

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Traces the brief life of the western outlaw whose lifestyle reflected the violence prevalent on the American frontier

Billy the Kid

Heralded by Booklist as an enjoyable reexamination of a legendary piece of Americana, this book traces the life of the famous desperado and the controversy that still is debated today. Now in paperback!

Author: W. C. Jameson

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 9781589794030

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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Did Pat Garrett kill the wrong man in 1881 in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, or did the outlaw known as Billy the Kid live on as William Henry Roberts until 1948? W.C. Jameson analyzes the evidence, including use of new technology to produce a compelling case for Billy's survival. Heralded by Booklist as an enjoyable reexamination of a legendary piece of Americana, this book traces the life of the famous desperado and the controversy that still is debated today. Now in paperback!

The Saga of Billy the Kid

Garrett's shooting of Billy in 1881 hastened the closing of the American frontier. Walter Noble Burns's Saga of Billy the Kid kindled a fascination in Billy the Kid that survives to this day.

Author: Walter Noble Burns

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826321534

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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First published in 1926, this entertaining and dramatic biography forever installed outlaw Billy the Kid in the pantheon of mythic heroes from the Old West and is still considered the single most influential portrait of Billy in this century. Saga focuses on the Kid's life and experiences in the bloody war between the Murphy-Dolan and Tunstall-McSween gangs in and around Lincoln, New Mexico, between 1878 and 1881. Burns paints the Kid as a boyish Robin Hood or romantic knight galvanized into a life of crime and killing by the war's violence and bloodshed. Billy represented the romantic and anarchic Old West that the march of civilization was rapidly displacing. His destroyer was Pat Garrett, the courageous sheriff of Lincoln County. Garrett's shooting of Billy in 1881 hastened the closing of the American frontier. Walter Noble Burns's Saga of Billy the Kid kindled a fascination in Billy the Kid that survives to this day. Richard W. Etulain's foreword discusses the singular importance of Saga in the historical literature on Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War.

The Tragic Days of Billy the Kid

For here is real, moving tragedy painted in broad brush strokes with the vivid hues of the stark American Southwestern landscape.

Author: Frazier Hunt

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 9780865347175

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Since a July night in 1881 when he was shot down at the age of 21, Billy the Kid has been a victim of the myths that surrounded and captured him. This vivid interpretation of the Kid's life and character will come as an exciting revelation to readers who may have been familiar only with the earlier fictionalized versions. For here is real, moving tragedy painted in broad brush strokes with the vivid hues of the stark American Southwestern landscape. Never before has there been brought into true focus the Lincoln County War, which broke out in 1878 in the then Territory of New Mexico, and which furnished the background and the period for the adventures of this extraordinary boy. The literature concerning both the desperate cattle war and the singular young outlaw have necessarily been constructed around a thin framework of fact with its papier mache facade of myth and legend. So persistent have been these legends that the true character of the Kid seemed almost beyond reach. Indeed, the Western poet, Arthur Chapman, once wrote that "Billy the Kid must remain wholly the most unaccountable figure in frontier history." Frazier Hunt (1885 - 1968) had the good fortune to have access to a great mass of fresh and unpublished source material which fully documents this thrilling history of the Kid and his times. It is a new and rather appealing boy who now comes to light-an alert, likeable yet tough youngster, adored by the native Mexicans no less for his fluency in Spanish than for his kindness and consideration, but no wanton killer. In place of the former distorted figure of legend, a young man of flesh and blood and heart emerges into clear perspective. So at last we have the real Billy the Kid-authentic, true-and completely accountable."

Billy the Kid

Outlaw, hoodlum and killer, and slain at the age of 21 by Pat Garrett - Billy the Kid has become one of the icons of America's Wild West. This account tells the story of his brief and bloody life.

Author: Robert Marshall Utley

Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks

ISBN: 1860646018

Category: Outlaws

Page: 302

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Outlaw, hoodlum and killer, and slain at the age of 21 by Pat Garrett - Billy the Kid has become one of the icons of America's Wild West. This account tells the story of his brief and bloody life.

The Authentic Life of Billy The Kid

Although some historians now question the veracity of some of the self-aggrandizing bluster Garrett and his ghostwriter included in the book, The Authentic Life of Billy, The Kid is a wonderful read for aficionados of the anything-goes Wild ...

Author: Pat Garrett

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781775417033

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 221

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Hankering for a mostly true tale about the hard-living desperadoes who inhabited America's desert Southwest in the mid-1800s? This biography of the ill-fated gunslinger Billy, the Kid was written by Pat Garrett, the sheriff who shot Billy down. Although some historians now question the veracity of some of the self-aggrandizing bluster Garrett and his ghostwriter included in the book, The Authentic Life of Billy, The Kid is a wonderful read for aficionados of the anything-goes Wild West.

The Death of Billy the Kid

Many years after the death of Billy the Kid, Deputy John William Poe, who was just outside the door when Sheriff Pat Garrett killed Billy, wrote out the whole story, which was published in a small edition.

Author: John William Poe

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 9780865345324

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 124

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Many years after the death of Billy the Kid, Deputy John William Poe, who was just outside the door when Sheriff Pat Garrett killed Billy, wrote out the whole story, which was published in a small edition. While certain statements made in the book by Poe are controversial, his account is a valuable document for anyone interested in Billy the Kid.

Billy the Kid s Writings Words and Wit

Gale Cooper's Billy the Kid's Writings, Words, and Wit, in hardcover and paperback, 592 pages, has all written and recorded words of William H. Bonney aka Billy the Kid; with the author's newly authenticated Billy the Kid letter.

Author: Gale Cooper

Publisher:

ISBN: 1949626059

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

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Gale Cooper's Billy the Kid's Writings, Words, and Wit, in hardcover and paperback, 592 pages, has all written and recorded words of William H. Bonney aka Billy the Kid; with the author's newly authenticated Billy the Kid letter.

History of Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid, born Henry McCarty, (1859 – 1881) was an American Old West outlaw and gunfighter who killed eight men before he was shot and killed at age 21.

Author: Charles A. Siringo

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026897200

Category: History

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Billy the Kid, born Henry McCarty, (1859 – 1881) was an American Old West outlaw and gunfighter who killed eight men before he was shot and killed at age 21. He took part in New Mexico's Lincoln County War, during which he allegedly took part in three murders.

Alias Billy the Kid

Traces the brief and violent life of the outlaw who gained notoriety throughout the West

Author: Donald Cline

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 0865340803

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 145

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Traces the brief and violent life of the outlaw who gained notoriety throughout the West

Billy the Kid s Last Ride

The orphaned, bucktoothed, New York Irish boy speaks Spanish and wears a Mexican sombrero.

Author: John A. Aragon

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 9781611392197

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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The orphaned, bucktoothed, New York Irish boy speaks Spanish and wears a Mexican sombrero. He claims his name is William Bonney. His amigos call him “Kid.” To newspapers in the New Mexico Territory and across America, he is “Billy the Kid.” William was among the bravest of the McSween alliance in the Lincoln County War. He was lucky, too—lucky enough to shoot his way out when the rest of his faction was cornered and slaughtered in battle. He was later captured and condemned to hang, but he killed his guards and escaped. Now, William has one last chance. He heads into Old Mexico with his lover, the fierce Apache maiden Tzoeh. There he hopes to start a new life, live in peace and obscurity, and be forgotten. But powerful Anglo ranchers plot to use William’s hot temper, unmatched courage, consummate loyalty to his amigos, and superb skill with a six-gun for their own ends.

Billy the Kid Rides Again

Author Jay Miller followed the strange unfolding of events, digging to find the source of the money that financed an official murder investigation and the court action against two courageous small towns struggling to prevent the exhumations ...

Author: Jay Miller

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 9780865344587

Category: Fiction

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In early 2003, three sheriffs set out to prove that Pat Garrett killed Billy the Kid, thereby also proving that Brushy Bill of Hico, Texas was not the real Kid. Along their way, the sheriffs enlisted New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson's support and took two communities on a wild ride through court battles to dig up Billy and his mother. Governor Richardson found an attorney willing to work free and provide Billy with a voice. Follow "Billy" as he speaks for himself in court, requesting that he and his mother be dug up to examine the DNA in their dusty remains for evidence that they were related. And follow the small towns of Fort Sumner and Silver City, New Mexico as they fight to retain the integrity of their municipal cemeteries and keep the legend of Billy the Kid from crumbling away. Author Jay Miller followed the strange unfolding of events, digging to find the source of the money that financed an official murder investigation and the court action against two courageous small towns struggling to prevent the exhumations. JAY MILLER grew up in Billy the Kid Country, listening to yarns about Billy, some true, some not. As a syndicated newspaper columnist, Miller has written often about Billy and the Lincoln County War and has used a collection of those columns to weave a riveting story of just what happened when Billy rode again.

The Stone Garden

The White Sands Region, New Mexico, 1908.

Author: Bill Brooks

Publisher: Gunsmoke Westerns

ISBN: 1408462575

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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The White Sands Region, New Mexico, 1908. It is twenty-seven years after the alleged death of Billy the Kid and rumors abound throughout New Mexico and the United States that the Kid is still alive. Those who believe him dead, are labeling the Kid's killer, Pat Garrett, a traitor. While Sheriff Garrett expected a hero's reception for his assassination of William H. Bonney, alias, The Kid, Garrett has become the most despised man in the state. Instead, assassins are now lining up to gun him down. Garrett watches as the Kid's exploits become the stuff of legend, of dime novels and of myth. And the myth continues that the Kid is alive. When an assassin's bullet finds Garrett, many secrets go to the grave with him. Among those secrets is the identity of his own killer.

Billy the Kid

This fictional tale of real-life legend Billy the Kid imagines William Bonney's fate had his life of crime taken a very different turn. This edition includes an author's note about the real Billy the Kid.

Author: Theodore Taylor

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547792132

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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William H. "Billy the Kid" Bonney Jr. isn't afraid to take risks. But during a train heist near his hometown, the odds catch up with him when a passenger recognizes the nineteen-year-old outlaw. Fed up with Billy's bad ways, The Law sends its best man to bring him in: Sheriff Willis Monroe, Billy's own cousin and former best friend. But Willis isn't the only one on Billy's tail. The Kid's two-timing partners are hunting him, too--and a conniving posse wants Billy (and the sheriff!) dead.This fictional tale of real-life legend Billy the Kid imagines William Bonney's fate had his life of crime taken a very different turn.Includes an author's note about the real Billy the Kid.

Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid, born Henry McCarty, (1859 – 1881) was an American Old West outlaw and gunfighter who killed eight men before he was shot and killed at age 21.

Author: Charles A. Siringo

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027247813

Category: History

Page: 59

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This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Billy the Kid, born Henry McCarty, (1859 – 1881) was an American Old West outlaw and gunfighter who killed eight men before he was shot and killed at age 21. He took part in New Mexico's Lincoln County War, during which he allegedly took part in three murders.

The Killing of Billy the Kid

A play by David G Williams.

Author: David G Williams

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291873726

Category: History

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A play by David G Williams. Billy the Kid, probably the most famous bandit from the Wild West the world has ever known. Yet so little is really known about his suspicious death. There are more questions than answers and here in this fictional setting of an inquest those questions are asked. However, the answers sometimes pose even more questions. Not all is clear in this case, but what is apparent now is that there was more to this than meets the eye. The corruption in New Mexico was endemic as illegal land grabs and trading monopolisation's consumed the territory. Why was the elimination of this previously unknown saddle tramp given such high priority? Why was there no evidence of his death, no photographs and why were they in such a hurry to bury the body? Did Pat Garrett shoot the wrong man? All these tantalising questions and more are raised and answered here in this fictitious event which is set around hard facts.

The Real Billy the Kid

But he also published a biography in 1936 titled “The Real Billy the Kid.” His aim in that book, he proclaimed, was to write the Kid’s story “without embellishment, based entirely on actual fact.” Otero had known the outlaw ...

Author: Miguel Antonio Otero

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 1611391008

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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Miguel Antonio Otero served as the first Hispanic governor of the U.S. Territory of New Mexico, from 1897 to 1906. He was appointed to the office by President William McKinley. Long after his retirement from politics, Governor Otero wrote and published his memoirs in three volumes, a major contribution to New Mexico history. But he also published a biography in 1936 titled “The Real Billy the Kid.” His aim in that book, he proclaimed, was to write the Kid’s story “without embellishment, based entirely on actual fact.” Otero had known the outlaw briefly and also had known the man who killed Billy in 1881, Sheriff Pat Garrett. The author recalled Garrett saying he regretted having to slay Billy. Or, as he bluntly put it, “it was simply the case of who got in the first shot. I happened to be the lucky one.” By all accounts, Billy the Kid was much adored by New Mexico’s Hispanic population. Otero asserts that the Kid was considerate of the old, the young and the poor. And he was loyal to his friends. Further, Martin Cháves of Santa Fe stated: “Billy was a perfect gentleman with a noble heart. He never killed a native citizen of New Mexico in all his career, and he had plenty of courage.” Otero was especially admiring of Billy because as a boy in Silver City, “he had loved his mother devotedly.” Such praise must be viewed in the context of the times. Other people, of course, saw Billy as an arch-villain. MIGUEL ANTONIO OTERO rightly distinguished himself as a political leader in New Mexico where he raised a family and lived out his life as a champion of the people, but he is also highly recognized for his career as an author. He published his legendary “My Life on the Frontier, 1864-1882” in 1935, followed by “The Real Billy the Kid: With New Light on the Lincoln County War” in 1936, “My Life on the Frontier, 1882-1897” in 1939, and “My Nine Years as Governor of New Mexico Territory, 1897-1906” in 1940.

Billy the Kid

Examines the life and exploits of Billy the Kid, an infamous bandit of the Old West.

Author: Daniel E. Harmon

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438102603

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

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Examines the life and exploits of Billy the Kid, an infamous bandit of the Old West.

The True Life of Billy the Kid

A reprinted edition of an 1881 book about the most famous outlaw in the West.

Author: Edmund Fable

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:39000005716118

Category: Billy the Kid

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A reprinted edition of an 1881 book about the most famous outlaw in the West.