Secrets of Billy The Kid
by George E. Turner
Baxter Lane Co., 1974, [First Edition], black and white illustrations in text, stapled paperback, back cover over-sized postcard format,
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, sticker residue to front cover, (see photographs)
'To know what of the truth has survived it would be well to forget the legend, but this is hardly possible to do. For the better part of a century we have lived with the legend. It tells us that Billy Bonney was born in New York City on November 23, 1859; that he killed a man who insulted his mother in Mexico and became a fugitive while still a child and that he killed a man for each of his twenty-one years of life ('not counting Indians"). He has been depicted as a sort of Robin Hood of the Wild West, an outlaw only because the law was corrupt. An opposing faction, overreacting to such fantasy, goes to the other extreme and brands hi a sadistic monster...'