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The Lincoln County War: A Documentary History

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The legend of the Lincoln County War and its most romantic figure, Billy the Kid, holds a special place in the history of the American West. Fueled by greed, propelled by religious and racial prejudice, inflamed by liquor and firearms, the war was a struggle to the death for the economic domination of a region where both sides saw enormous opportunity for acquiring wealth. ...more
Hardcover, 607 pages
Published February 1st 1992 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published January 1992)
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Mark Warren
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Frederick Nolan has given Western historians a treasure. His work was essential for me in writing my book on Billy. Thank you Frederick! How does a man living in England become the premier authority on Lincoln County?
Brad
Apr 12, 2022 rated it it was amazing
An exhaustive history of the infamous Lincoln County War of 1878-81. This book focuses primarily on John Tunstall and A.A. McSween rather than Billy the Kid. This is probably due to the fact that this book is indeed a history of the Lincoln County War, during which Billy the Kid was a somewhat minor player, his major contribution being in the ambush that killed Sherriff Brady and Deputy Hindman, much of his notoriety coming in his few remaining years after The Big Killing when McSween was killed ...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
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