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History of Billy the Kid

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Roger Melin

2 Hours 19 Minutes


January 2017

Audio Book Summary

A cowboy outlaw whose youthful daring has never been equalled in the annals of criminal history.
When a bullet pierced his heart he was less than twenty-two years of age, and had killed twenty-one men, Indians not included.

The author feels that he is capable of writing a true and unvarnished history of "Billy the Kid," as he was personally acquainted with him, and assisted in his capture, by furnishing Sheriff Pat Garrett with three of his fighting cowboys--Jas. H. East, Lee Hall and Lon Chambers.

The facts set down in this narrative were gotten from the lips of "Billy the Kid," himself, and from such men as Pat Garrett, John W. Poe, Kip McKinnie, Charlie Wall, the Coe Brothers, Tom O'Phalliard, Henry Brown, John Middleton, Martin Chavez, and Ash Upson. All these men took an active part, for or against, the "Kid." Ash Upson had known him from childhood, and was considered one of the family, for several years, in his mother's home.

Other facts were gained from the lips of Mrs. Charlie Bowdre, who kept "Billy the Kid," hid out at her home in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, after he had killed his two guards and escaped. (Introduction by the author)

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  • Suzie l

    this was a really interesting story. It was a lot of things I did not know about that were brought out in this book

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  • Katlyn H

    I really enjoyed it. I thought it was read really well. The narrator did a good job.

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  • chris h

    I loved it.

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  • lindsay g

    good listen i really enjoyed it,he certainly got into some striff

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  • David S

    Interesting cronlogue of the 'Kids' life by an author who knew and met him. Really enjoyed it

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  • bonnie schneider

    Thia waa a very informative book. We really enjoyed it!

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  • Anonymous

    Good history on the kid, well narrated.

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  • Anonymous

    History coming alive ,really enjoyed listening to the book

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  • Jeffrey E.

    I couldn't get into this book. Seems like a list of events welded together that are hard to follow. In all fairness it's hard to write about the life of such a mysterious young outlaw to whom not much is known. Definitely listen to this if you're really interested in Billy the kid. You have to be all in to stay on board.

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  • Anonymous

    A good listen a real eyeopener

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