[PDF] The Tragic Days Of Billy The Kid

The Tragic Days of Billy the Kid PDF
Author: Frazier Hunt
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 0865347174
Size: 55.95 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 348
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The Tragic Days Of Billy The Kid

by Frazier Hunt, release date 2009-04-01, The Tragic Days Of Billy The Kid Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Tragic Days Of Billy The Kid books, Since a July night in 1881 when he was shot down at the age of 21, Billy the Kid has been a victim of the myths that surrounded and captured him. This vivid interpretation of the Kid's life and character will come as an exciting revelation to readers who may have been familiar only with the earlier fictionalized versions. For here is real, moving tragedy painted in broad brush strokes with the vivid hues of the stark American Southwestern landscape. Never before has there been brought into true focus the Lincoln County War, which broke out in 1878 in the then Territory of New Mexico, and which furnished the background and the period for the adventures of this extraordinary boy. The literature concerning both the desperate cattle war and the singular young outlaw have necessarily been constructed around a thin framework of fact with its papier mache facade of myth and legend. So persistent have been these legends that the true character of the Kid seemed almost beyond reach. Indeed, the Western poet, Arthur Chapman, once wrote that "Billy the Kid must remain wholly the most unaccountable figure in frontier history." Frazier Hunt (1885 - 1968) had the good fortune to have access to a great mass of fresh and unpublished source material which fully documents this thrilling history of the Kid and his times. It is a new and rather appealing boy who now comes to light-an alert, likeable yet tough youngster, adored by the native Mexicans no less for his fluency in Spanish than for his kindness and consideration, but no wanton killer. In place of the former distorted figure of legend, a young man of flesh and blood and heart emerges into clear perspective. So at last we have the real Billy the Kid-authentic, true-and completely accountable."




[PDF] The Biography Book

The Biography Book PDF
Author: Daniel S. Burt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573562560
Size: 80.25 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 629
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The Biography Book

by Daniel S. Burt, release date 2001, The Biography Book Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Biography Book books, Contains alphabetically arranged entries that identify and assess the biographical materials available on over five hundred notable historical figures, listing autobiography and primary sources, recommended biographies and juvenile biographies, other biographical studies, biographical novels, fictional portraits, and biographical films and theatrical adaptations.




[PDF] The Billy The Kid Reader

The Billy the Kid Reader PDF
Author: Frederick Nolan
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806182547
Size: 30.29 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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The Billy The Kid Reader

by Frederick Nolan, release date 2014-10-20, The Billy The Kid Reader Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Billy The Kid Reader books, Despite the countless books and films devoted to him, Billy the Kid remains one of the most elusive figures of the Old West. Now, award-winning western historian Frederick Nolan has scoured the published literature to offer this well-rounded compendium on the life and times of William H. Bonney. The Billy the Kid Reader contains some of the best articles on the Kid—including gems no longer in print. From the first dime novel that appeared shortly after his death to the research of today’s historians, these writings bring Bonney’s life into sharp focus. Nolan highlights two distinct schools of Billy the Kid studies: works of popularizers who tended to exaggerate his historical role, and the findings of grassroots researchers who have reassessed our perceptions of the Kid. Dozens of illustrations enhance the text, illuminating the Kid’s career and notoriety. This collection shows that the life of William H. Bonney is not yet a closed book—far from it. Many versions of his life remain little more than unchallenged tradition. The Billy the Kid Reader puts that lengthy body of work in perspective and will satisfy seasoned Kid aficionados as well as first-time readers eager to learn more about the man and the legend.




[PDF] Billy The Kid

Billy the Kid PDF
Author: W. C. Jameson
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 9781589791480
Size: 70.95 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 137
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Billy The Kid

by W. C. Jameson, release date 2005, Billy The Kid Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Billy The Kid books, Did Billy the Kid escape to die in 1950 in Hico Texad? W.C. Jameson analyzes the evidence, including use of new technology to produce a compelling case for Billy's survival.




[PDF] The West Of Billy The Kid

The West of Billy the Kid PDF
Author: Frederick Nolan
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 080614887X
Size: 78.21 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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The West Of Billy The Kid

by Frederick Nolan, release date 2015-02-16, The West Of Billy The Kid Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The West Of Billy The Kid books, 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 that incorporates Nolan’s original research, adding fresh depth and detail to the Kid’s story and to the lives and backgrounds of those who witnessed the events of his life and death. Here are the faces of Billy’s family, friends, and enemies: John Tunstall and John Chisum, Sheriff Pat Garrett and Governor Lew Wallace, Jimmy Dolan and Bob Olinger, Alexander McSween and Paulita Maxwell, and many others. Here are Santa Fe and Silver City as Billy the Kid saw them, Lincoln, Las Vegas, and Tascosa. Recent photographs show the Kid’s haunts as they appear today.




[PDF] Sheriff William Brady Tragic Hero Of The Lincoln County War

Sheriff William Brady  Tragic Hero of the Lincoln County War PDF
Author: Donald R. Lavash
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 0865340641
Size: 55.29 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 128
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Sheriff William Brady Tragic Hero Of The Lincoln County War

by Donald R. Lavash, release date 1986, Sheriff William Brady Tragic Hero Of The Lincoln County War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sheriff William Brady Tragic Hero Of The Lincoln County War books, Was Sheriff William Brady a willing pawn in the hands of a crooked political faction, or was he an honest man dedicated to law and order? After his extensive research, Lavash thinks Brady deserves a more realistic evaluation. Although Brady tried to stem the growing tide of anarchy, his efforts ended when he was ambushed by Billy the Kid and his gang.




[PDF] The Legend Of Bass Reeves

The Legend of Bass Reeves PDF
Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 0307513793
Size: 79.51 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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The Legend Of Bass Reeves

by Gary Paulsen, release date 2008-12-30, The Legend Of Bass Reeves Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Legend Of Bass Reeves books, Born into slavery, Bass Reeves became the most successful US Marshal of the Wild West. Many "heroic lawmen" of the Wild West, familiar to us through television and film, were actually violent scoundrels and outlaws themselves. But of all the sheriffs of the frontier, one man stands out as a true hero: Bass Reeves. He was the most successful Federal Marshal in the US in his day. True to the mythical code of the West, he never drew his gun first. He brought hundreds of fugitives to justice, was shot at countless times, and never hit. Bass Reeves was a black man, born into slavery. And though the laws of his country enslaved him and his mother, when he became a free man he served the law, with such courage and honor that he became a legend.




[PDF] Blackwater Draw

Blackwater Draw PDF
Author: David S. Turk
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 1611391113
Size: 74.75 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 156
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Blackwater Draw

by David S. Turk, release date 2014-09-20, Blackwater Draw Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Blackwater Draw books, On March 9, 1878, three men were murdered in isolated Blackwater Canyon in New Mexico. The suspects were Billy the Kid and a number of his Regulators. This action, almost assuredly taken in retaliation for the death of the Kid’s friend, John Henry Tunstall, became the real catalyst in the Lincoln County War. In 2006, the author and a team of investigators searched for the remains of the men and related artifacts in the obscure canyon—the first to do so since the murders. The murders were reconstructed with the discovery of over thirty bullet cartridges. As part of the reconstruction of the crime, the author widens the scope of his investigation by examining the lives and paths of all three victims: William S. “Buck” Morton, a Virginian fleeing from his past; Frank Baker, a mystery man who hid his real name and shady career; and William McCloskey, an elderly cowboy who unsuccessfully attempted to play the peacemaker. The myths and accounts of the three men and their murders are analytically separated. Connective events where the paths of the participants intersected, such as the death of John Tunstall, are likewise examined. Legend and fact are separated in the case and its participants—both victims and suspects. Billy the Kid is justly portrayed as a human being wrought by conflicts. The Regulators and their opposition reveal character both good and bad. An investigative approach to this portion of the Billy the Kid saga corrects the record on some old assumptions and creates new avenues of insight and possibility.




[PDF] The Saga Of Billy The Kid

The Saga of Billy the Kid PDF
Author: Walter Noble Burns
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632201127
Size: 27.85 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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The Saga Of Billy The Kid

by Walter Noble Burns, release date 2014-11-11, The Saga Of Billy The Kid Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Saga Of Billy The Kid books, Originally published in 1926, this biography tells the rousing tale of Billy the Kid, once of the most well known outlaws in the Old West. The Saga of Billy the Kid focuses on a period of time where two dangerous gangs tore a bloody path across Lincoln, New Mexico. After being shot to death in 1881 by the intrepid Lincoln County sheriff Pat Garret, Billy the Kid became a romanticized symbol of the wildness that laced the American west. Interest in the outlaw’s wild life grew after Burn’s initial publication, setting Billy the Kid up as one of the finest examples of the loss of the Wild West. As the US grew more industrialized, the stories of saloons, train robberies, and lone cowboys became even more important, and still remain important today. In a rousing tale that is partly truth, partly fiction, read the story that started its own wild frontier in the most influential version out there.