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Billy the Kid : a short and violent life

Author: Robert M Utley
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the career of the young outlaw whose life and death were an expression of the violence prevalent on the American frontier.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Utley, Robert Marshall, 1929-
Billy the Kid.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1989
(OCoLC)643972437
Named Person: Billy, the Kid.; Billy, the Kid.; Billy, the Kid.; Billy, the Kid.
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Utley
ISBN: 080324553X 9780803245532
OCLC Number: 19122768
Description: xii, 302 pages, [26] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The kid --
The adolescent --
The outlaw --
The ranch hand --
The avenger --
The assassin --
The shootout ---
The warrior --
The fire --
The drifter --
The bargain --
The rustler --
The celebrity --
The capture --
The sentence --
The escape --
The execution --
The legend.
Responsibility: Robert M. Utley.
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