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Do you want to know more about the Old West’s most legendary outlaw? Then, pay attention...

Billy the Kid once said that he killed 22 men - one for each year that he lived. While it’s more likely that he only killed eight or nine, this young outlaw was clearly deadly. But his brief and brutal life reveals how his tragic existence led him into a life of crime.

After growing up in poverty as an Irish immigrant in New York City and losing his father at a young age, Billy the Kid had to endure losing his mother when he was only 15. His stepfather walked out on him, and he was left with absolutely nothing. He turned to steal, which started him out on a slippery slope that led him to murder after murder.

Billy the Kid has been lauded time and time again as a folk hero, even though he was a murderer. Yet, it’s easy to empathize with this young outlaw with a baby face and big blue eyes. His story is filled with jailbreaks, treachery, gangs, and bloodthirsty Old West feuds. He was vulnerable, naïve, murderous, bloodthirsty, loyal, and charming, and all this made Billy the Kid the stuff of legend. But his story is entirely true...

In this audiobook, you’ll learn more about the Kid’s escapades, including:
 

  • His childhood in a New York slum
  • How his teachers liked him as a boy
  • The tragic death of his mother
  • His relationship with his deadbeat father
  • His first murder, which could have been an accident
  • His exploits as a horse thief and cattle rustler
  • How he became a member of the Boys, the gang he would later wage a feud against
  • Why John Henry Tunstall’s death made him a cold-blooded killer
  • His role in the Lincoln County War
  • Many escapes, jailbreaks, gunfights, and standoffs
  • His desperate struggle against Sheriff Pat Garrett
  • And much, much more!

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A small book filled with great information about Billy the kid. His life could have gone so many different ways but fate never gave him a chance. Great Read.

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I remember growing up and hearing and reading stories of Billy the Kid. This book takes us back in time and tells the true history about this time in American history and Billy the Kid. The truth is more than interesting by itself.

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this was an interesting book that separates the myth from the facts. Not one of the captivating history best books, but still a very enjoyable read.

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I was mesmerized by this book with story of his life. if you have read about him before, you need to read this one. Such a misunderstood young man, and society was the blame for his life and his dead.

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A very sympathetic retelling

Another great history. Full of interesting details about The Kid's early life. Though careful to point out that Billy's choices were his own, this biography presented a very sympathetic picture of someone whose life was impacted by numerous tragedies and betrayals, and one can't help wondering how his life might have been different if only one of those early traumas had not happened.

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