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This book provides a first-hand account of life, adventures, crimes and tragic death of a notorious outlaw, William H. Bonney, better known as Billy the Kid, who was shot and killed by Pat Garrett, the Sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico, while discharging his official duty. Disclosing his real name, it describes in detail the place of his nativity, the particulars of his career, the circumstances which drove him to his desperate life, and hundreds of impossible deeds of reckless crime of which he was never guilty, and in localities he never visited. It also narrates his unequalled courage,…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book provides a first-hand account of life, adventures, crimes and tragic death of a notorious outlaw, William H. Bonney, better known as Billy the Kid, who was shot and killed by Pat Garrett, the Sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico, while discharging his official duty. Disclosing his real name, it describes in detail the place of his nativity, the particulars of his career, the circumstances which drove him to his desperate life, and hundreds of impossible deeds of reckless crime of which he was never guilty, and in localities he never visited. It also narrates his unequalled courage, presence of mind in danger, devotion to his allies, generosity to his foes, and all the elements which appeal to the holier emotions.
Autorenporträt
Pat F. Garrett, born in Alabama in 1850, worked as a cowboy and buffalo hunter in Texas. By 1878 he had drifted to the Pecos in eastern New Mexico and was elected sheriff of wild Lincoln County in the fall of 1880. He also served as sheriff of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, and commander of rangers in Wheeler County, Texas. The Southwest's most celebrated sheriff, he is best known for his killing of Billy the Kid and for his book, The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid, which was written in collaboration with his friend, frontier newspaperman Ashmun Upson.