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The Life of Billy the Kid

Pat Garrett

The Life of Billy the Kid

by Pat Garrett

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Published by Dorchester Pub Co .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9587678M
ISBN 100843904399
ISBN 109780843904390

  LibraryThing Review User Review - Garrison - LibraryThing. If you're looking for a factual, well documented book on the life of Billy the Kid, well this isn't it. My advice is that if you're interested in this uniquely American character (s) you should 3/5(3).   – Billy the Kid In many ways, the narrative of the Wild West has endured more as legend than reality, and a perfect example of that can be found in the legend of William Henry McCarty Jr., better known as William H. Bonney or “Billy the Kid”. Indeed, separating fact from fiction when it comes to the life of the West’s most famous outlaw Author: Charles River Editors.

Originally published in , this biography tells the rousing tale of Billy the Kid, once of the most well known outlaws in the Old West. The Saga of Billy the Kid focuses on a period of time where two dangerous gangs tore a bloody path across Lincoln, New Mexico. After being shot to death in by the intrepid Lincoln County sheriff Pat Garret, Billy the Kid became a romanticized symbol of 4/5(1). The Secret Life of Billy the Kid, likes 14 talking about this. This book is about the secret life of Billy the Kid, who was really a woman, and survived assassination in her staged.

Billy the Kid: His Life and Legend / John Tuska. Greenwood Press, F BT87 ; Billy the Kid: A Short and Violent Life / Robert Utley. Univ. of Nebraska Press, F BU87 ; Billy the Kid Cook Book: Recipes and Folklore From Billy the Kid Country / Lynn Nusom. Arroyo Press, TX SN85 Billy the Kid: a short and violent life User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Most Americans are familiar with the legend of the outlaw William H. Bonney, better known as Billy the Kid. Utley, a noted historian of the Old West, has written a scholarly biography of the Kid Read full review4/5(1).


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The Life of Billy the Kid by Pat Garrett Download PDF EPUB FB2

Twelve decades after Billy the Kid's death inbooks, movies, and essays about this western outlaw are still popular. And they all go back to one source: The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid, published in by the man who killed Billy, Sheriff Pat ick Nolan, an authority on the American Southwest, examines the legends introduced by The Authentic LifeCited by: 5.

This is a wonderful book, despite the historical inaccuracies, and should be read as supplemental reading by anyone wanting to learn about The Kid, however, if you want to read a much more accurate historical biography on Billy The Kid, read Robert M.

Utley’s book titled “Billy The Kid, A short and Violent Life.”/5(). Here Lies Billy the Kid, by David S. Turk, Cold West Publishing, Barto, Pa.,$28 Controversy and mystery shroud the life of Billy the Kid, from just where and when he was born to his role in New Mexico Territory’s Lincoln County War (whether he deserved amnesty, as others received, from Governor Lew Wallace), and from his death in Fort Sumner at the hands of Sheriff Pat.

Historians know hardly anything about the outlaw's early years. According to Billy the Kid: A Short The Life of Billy the Kid book Violent Life, his mother Catherine was an Irish immigrant to New York 's where Henry McCarty (the first of Billy's many names) was born on either September 17 or Novemor maybe neither of those dates; no one knows for : Kathy Benjamin.

This book is about the secret life of Billy the Kid, Billy the Kid actually escaped a sentence to hang in Mesilla, New Mexico for the murders of Sheriff Brady and Deputy Sheriff Hindman. Billy the Kid really survived assassination in the Maxwell House of Lincoln County, New Mexico inand was covertly : $ The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid was largely ghost-written by Garrett's friend Marshall Ashmun "Ash" Upson (–).

Although filled with many errors of fact, The Authentic Life served afterwards as the main source for most books written about the Kid until the : Patrick Floyd Jarvis Garrett, June 5. Billy the Kid, byname of William H. Bonney, Jr., original name Henry McCarty?, (born Novem /60, New York, New York, U.S.—died JFort Sumner, New Mexico), one of the most notorious gunfighters of the American West, reputed to have killed at least 27 men before being gunned down at about age   There are many history books, movies, and novels about Billy the Kid.

As far as histories go, Bob Boze Bell's ILLUSTRATED LIFE AND TIMES OF BILLY THE KID is the most fun to read. Bell is a master artist and illustrator. His book is packed with his own brilliant paintings, woodcuts, and drawings/5(8). Billy the Kid became a murderer for the first time when he killed Frank P.

Cahill on Aug Cahill was a known bully who had picked on the Kid numerous times. On the fateful day, the argument got out of control resulting in Billy the Kid killing Cahill.

Billy was just 18 at that time. The legend of Billy the Kid has acquired iconic status in American folklore, yet the outlaw himself, also known as William Bonney, had minimal impact on historical events in New Mexico Territory of the late s. More has been written about Billy the Kid than any other gunslinger in the history of the American West, while hundreds of books, motion pictures, radio and television Cited by: 6.

Billy the Kid: The Endless Ride. by Michael Wallis, W.W. Norton & Co., New York,$ The life and times of Billy the Kid—alias Henry Antrim, alias Henry McCarty, alias William H. Bonney, alias the Kid, alias Kid Antrim and alias El Chivato—has been examined, reexamined, debated and analyzed to death and beyond death.

This edition, complete with the original text, provides an introduction that reappraises the last fatal meeting of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett. Frederick Nolan shows how the Garrett's book is responsible for misconceptions about the Kid's early life and his short, violent career.

THE VERY FIRST BOOK ON BILLY THE KID. A RARE TREASURE. *****William H. Bonney died at about am J In the early 's at the Library of Congress, Jeffrey C. Dykes discovered a copyright application for the title The True Life of Billy the Kid which was recorded September 7, ?less than two months after the Kid's demise.

Hundreds of songs, books, motion pictures, radio and television programs, and plays have been inspired by the story of the outlaw Billy the Kid. Depictions of him in popular culture have fluctuated between a cold-blooded murderer without a heart and a sentimental hero fighting for justice.

The Texas historian, J. Frank Dobie, wrote many years ago in A Vaquero of the Brush Country ( Billy the Kid was dead at age Shortly after the incident, Sheriff Pat Garrett wrote a biography, the widely sensationalized “The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid”.

The book was the first of many accounts that would turn the young outlaw into a legend of the American frontier. Billy the Kid Worksheets. Almost years after his death, the Kid is still drawing attention.

He’s the subject of two newly published comprehensive companion books, “Thunder in the West: The Life and Legends of Billy. Billy the kid by Michael Morpurgo Billy the Kid is told through the voice of an 80 year old man, who looks back on his life as Chelsea’s champion striker until the outbreak of war in and on through his subsequent life.

Billy joins Chelsea as a football apprentice, rises through the reserves to /5(52). Jacket has since been encased in a plastic covering for added protection. 1st printing Western Frontier Library Edition. 5"x", xxviii+ pages.

"A faithful and interesting narrative" about the life of Billy the Kid, as told by Pat F. Garrett, the "sherriff of Lincoln Co., N.M., by whom he was finally hunted down and captured by killing him". More than years after the death of Billy the Kid, the popular legends surrounding his life show no sign of dissipating.

Complete with a new foreword for this edition, The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid is both a tribute and an exposé from the man who took him ed on: Aug The Collected Works explores the interior life of Billy the Kid and his relationship with Pat Garrett.

It's raw, funny, and frightening all in one go. Because 1) it's so interior, 2) Ondaatje excels at this sort of characterization, and 3) Billy is bat shit crazy, the exteriors are hyperbolic and grotesque.4/5. During the pursuit for Billy the Kid, Garrett ended up killing two of the Kid’s closest comrades, Tom O’Folliard and Charlie Bowdre.

Finally on Decem Garrett trapped the Kid and three other gang members at a cabin in Stinking Springs. Billy the Kid’s extraordinary exploits were followed in newspapers around the country, and his legend reached epic heights. Garrett, the Sheriff of Lincoln County and Billy’s ultimate arbiter of justice, provides an incredible, firsthand account of the small-town kid who became a killer in The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid.

Written just 3/5(3). More than years after the death of Billy the Kid, the popular legends surrounding his life show no sign of dissipating. Complete with a new foreword for this edition, The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid is both a tribute and an exposé from the man who took him :