Billy the Kid: A Short and Violent Life

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U of Nebraska Press, 1991 - History - 328 pages
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"A saga as thrilling as it is meticulously documented."-Boston Globe
  

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Review: Billy the Kid: A Short and Violent Life

User Review  - Charles - Goodreads

When I was studying at the University of New Mexico, I used to drive through Ft. Sumner frequently between my hometown and Abq. I stopped in one time at the museum there and asked the clerk which ... Read full review

Review: Billy the Kid: A Short and Violent Life

User Review  - Judith Rapping - Goodreads

As much detailed information as you'll find anywhere on Billy the Kid, who was only 21 when he was shot down by Sherrif Pat Garrett. Includes several references to a distant cousin (of mine) Louis ... Read full review

Contents

THE ADOLESCENT
10
THE RANCH HAND
32
THE AVENGER
48
THE ASSASSIN
61
THE WARRIOR
76
THE DRIFTER
102
THE BARGAIN III
111
THE RUSTLER
126
THE CELEBRITY
139
THE SENTENCE
163
THE ESCAPE
176
THE LEGEND
197
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About the author (1991)

One of the preeminent western historians writing today, Robert M. Utley is the author of High Noon in Lincoln: Violence on the Western Frontier, Cavalier in Buckskin: George Armstrong Custer and the Western Military Frontier and The Lance and the Shield: The Life and Times of Sitting Bull, as well as Frontier Regulars: The United States Army and the Indian, 1848?1865 (1984) and Frontiersmen in Blue: The United States Army and the Indian, 1866?1891 (1981) published by the University of Nebraska Press.

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