Billy the Kid - The Endless Ride

Billy the Kid - The Endless Ride

By: Wallis, Michael

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Brand new softcover book! ; The boy who would become Billy the Kid (1859–1881) was born Henry McCarty, perhaps in the Irish immigrant wards of New York City. Not much is known about his parents, and it's difficult to trace his whereabouts until his family turned up in Silver City, Colo., in the early 1870s. Both the facts and the legend pick up in 1877, when Henry—already known to some under the alias Kid—shot a man who was bullying him and began a life on the run. Wallis's reconstruction of the Kid's exploits is engrossing. But even more, Wallis (Route 66) shows Billy the Kid as a product of his era, one of profound social dislocation. Billy the Kid was, indeed, only the most legendary of a generation of "desperate men" who knew how to handle a gun. At the same time, a new kind of sensationalist journalism was being created, and reporters were more than happy to contribute to the creation of a myth. ; 6" x 9"; 328 pages; 9780393330632

Title: Billy the Kid - The Endless Ride

Author Name: Wallis, Michael

Categories: Other,

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 2007

Binding: Paperback

Condition: New

Seller ID: 49574

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