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From the moment Pat Garrett pulled the trigger in 1881, Billy the Kid entered the annals of American legend. The Kid has been portrayed in popular culture as everything from magnanimous martyr to malicious murderer, from icon of freedom to the devil's minion.
Wallis here separates the myths from the fact. Was Henry born in an Irish slum in New York? Was his father a Civil War hero? Wallis introduces us to the boy who spoke Spanish like a native. We meet his mother, stricken with consumption, who warned her son, “You'll hang before you're 21.” Featuring dozens of rare images and photographs, this is an unforgettable portrait of one of the most enduring icons of the American West.
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