This is the story of William Bonney as told by the lawman who ended his notorious career. While explaining the public sympathy that the citizens of the Southwest often accorded youths like Bonney, Garrett challenges the glorified legends of the Kid, offering instead the more genuine story of a young, reckless cowhand who became a hired gun.
Combining the best elements of eyewitness history with the dramatic flair of a great western novel, this is the clearest account we have of the meteoric career of a man some thought of as a murdering fiend, and others as the Robin Hood of the Southwest.
"Was Billy a true Western hero fighting for justice in New Mexico's Lincoln County War or simply a wacko who enjoyed killing? Find out here." (Library Journal)
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- 25 02 2013
Like Jeff Guinn? Youll love this book
Where does The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I love this book as it is an account from a man who was there- Pat Garrett.
He probably did embellish the truth a bit.. but it is as close as we can get.
What other book might you compare The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid to and why?
Jeff Guinn- Go Down together.
Both books are "authentic" accounts of Wild West gangsters.
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- 13 08 2018
well done except for the obvious patch ins.
Good history from one who was actually there. Garrett is now looked upon as a villain, but was in fact doing the duty others were afraid to do.
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- 27 12 2007
This brought out details that made you feel like you were in the time. Billy was a man you can mess with a little, but don't get on his bad side!