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In The West of Billy the Kid, renowned authority Frederick Nolan has assembled a comprehensive photo gallery of the life and times of Billy the Kid. In text and in more than 250 images-many of them published here for the first time-Nolan recreates the life Billy lived and the places and people he knew. This unique assemblage is complemented by maps and a full biography tha...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published September 15th 1999 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published October 1st 1998)
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John Humber
Watched a TV documentary about Billy The Kid a year or two ago. Nolan was one of the contributors. I noted the book as something I would like to read and tried to persuade my local library to buy it. I only recently surrendered and bought my own copy.

Comprehensive it most certainly is; sometimes it felt almost too much so. I didn't feel that I really wanted or needed to know the names and personal histories of every character that Billy ever spoke to; ok, I exaggerate slightly there, but only sl...more
Al Gritten
Nolan has probably put together the most comprhensive overview of Bonney's life that I have read. He writes in a narrative style that is easy to read and includes many pictures from that period along with written documentation and maps and drawings. He is factual without being stuffy and in places where one can only draw questionable conclusions or surmise what might have been, he is honest in suggesting that other interpretations and perspectives are possible. He explores the Kid's connections...more
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Frederick William Nolan is an English editor and writer, mostly known as Frederick Nolan, but also using the pen names Donald Severn, Daniel Rockfern, Christine McGuire and Frederick H. Christian.

He was educated in Liverpool and Aberaeron, Wales. At the age of twenty one, he began the researches that established him as one of England's leading authorities on the American West. In 1954 he was co-fo...more
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