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The Resource Billy the Kid : investigating history's mysteries, W.C. Jameson

Billy the Kid : investigating history's mysteries, W.C. Jameson

Label
Billy the Kid : investigating history's mysteries
Title
Billy the Kid
Title remainder
investigating history's mysteries
Statement of responsibility
W.C. Jameson
Title variation
Cold case : Billy the Kid, investigating history's mysteries
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cold Case: Billy the Kid tackles the myths and legends about the misadventures and eventual killing of the notorious outlaw one by one, considering the evidence surrounding his life, death, and crimes from contemporary sources and looking at the physical evidence still extant today to consider the veracity of historical claims and considering the evidence through the lens of a legal investigation. In this first book, the writers tackle the evolution of an outlaw in myth and lore, claiming that Billy the Kid as a notorious outlaw is a manufactured concept. They offer evidence that the Kid was little more than one of several small time cattle and horse thieves whose rustling netted him only a small amount of intermittent income. He killed no fewer, and probably no more, than four or five men. For the most part he worked on ranches, notably those of John Chisum and John Henry Tunstall. The Kid, as a cattle thief, was known to many in southern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle, along with a number of other troublesome rustlers
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jameson, W. C.
Dewey number
  • 364.15/52092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F786.B54
LC item number
J358 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Billy
  • Outlaws
  • Murder
  • Criminal investigation
  • Lincoln County (N.M.)
  • Southwest, New
Label
Billy the Kid : investigating history's mysteries, W.C. Jameson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The genesis of the outlaw Billy the Kid -- The genesis of the Lincoln County War: the killing of John Henry Tunstall -- The law gets in the way of the truth -- Revenge -- The evolution of an outlaw -- Blood and mud -- The shooting at Blazer's Mill -- The burning of the McSween house -- Counterfeit money -- The Stinking Springs incident -- Sentenced to hang -- Escape -- Lincoln County Courthouse crime scene investigation -- An escape plot -- A liar and a thief -- Reluctant pursuit -- Shooting at Fort Sumner -- Discrepancies -- Politics vs. truth -- Conclusions
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 195 pages
Isbn
9781493031702
Lccn
2018000778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1031040039
  • (OCoLC)1031040039
  • 2355462
Label
Billy the Kid : investigating history's mysteries, W.C. Jameson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The genesis of the outlaw Billy the Kid -- The genesis of the Lincoln County War: the killing of John Henry Tunstall -- The law gets in the way of the truth -- Revenge -- The evolution of an outlaw -- Blood and mud -- The shooting at Blazer's Mill -- The burning of the McSween house -- Counterfeit money -- The Stinking Springs incident -- Sentenced to hang -- Escape -- Lincoln County Courthouse crime scene investigation -- An escape plot -- A liar and a thief -- Reluctant pursuit -- Shooting at Fort Sumner -- Discrepancies -- Politics vs. truth -- Conclusions
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 195 pages
Isbn
9781493031702
Lccn
2018000778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1031040039
  • (OCoLC)1031040039
  • 2355462

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