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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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 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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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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