Billy the Kid

More important, it shows that the reputation of the newly named “Billy the Kid” had already spread to the East Coast. 38. “The Kid.” Las Vegas (N.Mex.) Gazette, 27 December 1880. Beginning with the shock and awe in Las Vegas when Pat ...

Billy the Kid

A central character in legends and histories of the Old West, Billy the Kid rivals such western icons as Jesse James and General George Armstrong Custer for the number of books and movies his brief, violent life inspired. Billy the Kid: A Reader’s Guide introduces readers to the most significant of these written and filmed works. Compiled and written by a respected historian of the Old West and author of a masterful new biography of Billy the Kid, this reader’s guide includes summaries and evaluations of biographies, histories, novels, and movies, as well as archival sources and research collections. Surveying newspaper articles, books, pamphlets, essays, and book chapters, Richard W. Etulain traces the shifting views of Billy the Kid from his own era to the present. Etulain’s discussion of novels and movies reveals a similar shift, even as it points out both the historical inaccuracies and the literary and cinematic achievements of these works. A brief section on the authentic and supposed photographs of the Kid demonstrates the difficulties specialists and collectors have encountered in locating dependable photographic sources. This discerning overview will guide readers through the plethora of words and images generated by Billy the Kid’s life and legend over more than a century. It will prove invaluable to those interested in the demigods of the Old West—and in the ever-changing cultural landscape in which they appear to us.

More Books:

Billy the Kid Rides Again
Language: en
Pages: 130
Authors: Jay Miller
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Sunstone Press

In early 2003, three sheriffs set out to prove that Pat Garrett killed Billy the Kid, thereby also proving that Brushy Bill of Hico, Texas was not the real Kid. Along their way, the sheriffs enlisted New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson's support and took two communities on a wild ride
Billy the Kid
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Carl R. Green, William R. Sanford
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-11-01 - Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

"Readers will find out about the life and death of Billy the Kid"--Provided by publisher.
Billy the Kid
Language: en
Pages: 137
Authors: W. C. Jameson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

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.
In the Shadow of Billy the Kid
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Kathleen P. Chamberlain
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-15 - Publisher: UNM Press

The events of July 19, 1878, marked the beginning of what became known as the Lincoln County War and catapulted Susan McSween and a young cowboy named Henry McCarty, alias Billy the Kid, into the history books. The so-called war, a fight for control of the mercantile economy of southeastern
Billy the Kid's Last Ride
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: John A. Aragon
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-25 - Publisher: Sunstone Press

The orphaned, bucktoothed, New York Irish boy speaks Spanish and wears a Mexican sombrero. He claims his name is William Bonney. His amigos call him “Kid.” To newspapers in the New Mexico Territory and across America, he is “Billy the Kid.” William was among the bravest of the McSween alliance