History Of "Billy The Kid"
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History Of "Billy The Kid"

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The rarest of the "Billy the Kid" books, this includes eyewitness accounts and other historical nuggets.
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Published by University of New Mexico Press (first published 1920)
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David
Written in 1920. There was a style to books of that era. Just kind of "the facts" nothing but the facts. But it is also nearly 40 years after events.

Seen John Wayne in Chisum one too many times. So had to read about the Lincoln County War and Billy the Kid. More of the movie is based on fact than I thought.

Cory
After reading the intro, I thought this book would be told as if from some old timer in a bar. To my surprise it read like a long newspaper article stating mostly facts with some commentary. It was a quick read great for a before a afternoon nap.
Dan Panke
This is a historical book written by someone who actually knew and met "Billy the Kid". However, the writing is very poor and really could have been jazzed up a great deal with a co-author.
Angela Bain
The historical information is good but way to many spelling errors
Robinb
Read this while getting ready to go to New Mexico.
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