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Billy the Kid - The Endless Ride

Michael Wallis

From the bestselling author of Route 66 comes this long-awaited biography of one of America's most legendary folk heroes. Award-winning historian Michael Wallis has spent several years re-creating the rich, anecdotal saga of Billy the Kid (1859-1881), a deeply mythologized young man who became a legend in his own time and yet remains an enigma to this day. With the Gilded Age in full swing and the Industrial Revolution reshaping the American landscape, "the Kid," who was gunned down by Sheriff Pat Garrett in the New Mexico Territory at the age of twenty-one, became a new breed of celebrity outlaw. He arose amid the mystery and myth of the swiftly vanishing frontier and, sensationalized beyond recognition by the tabloids and dime-store romances of the day, emerged as one of the most enduring icons of the American West-not to mention one of Hollywood's most misrepresented characters. This new biography separates myth from reality and presents an unforgettable portrait of this brief and violent life.

From the bestselling author of Route 66 comes this long-awaited biography of one of America's most legendary folk heroes. Award-winning historian Michael Wallis has spent several years re-creating the rich, anecdotal saga of Billy the Kid (1859-1881), a deeply mythologized young man who became a legend in his own time and yet remains an enigma to this day. With the Gilded Age in full swing and the Industrial Revolution reshaping the American landscape, "the Kid," who was gunned down by Sheriff Pat Garrett in the New Mexico Territory at the age of twenty-one, became a new breed of celebrity outlaw. He arose amid the mystery and myth of the swiftly vanishing frontier and, sensationalized beyond recognition by the tabloids and dime-store romances of the day, emerged as one of the most enduring icons of the American West-not to mention one of Hollywood's most misrepresented characters. This new biography separates myth from reality and presents an unforgettable portrait of this brief and violent life.
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From the bestselling author of Route 66 comes this long-awaited biography of one of America's most legendary folk heroes. Award-winning historian Michael Wallis has spent several years re-creating the rich, anecdotal saga of Billy the Kid (1859-1881), a deeply mythologized young man who became a legend in his own time and yet remains an enigma to this day. With the Gilded Age in full swing and the Industrial Revolution reshaping the American landscape, "the Kid," who was gunned down by Sheriff Pat Garrett in the New Mexico Territory at the age of twenty-one, became a new breed of celebrity outlaw. He arose amid the mystery and myth of the swiftly vanishing frontier and, sensationalized beyond recognition by the tabloids and dime-store romances of the day, emerged as one of the most enduring icons of the American West-not to mention one of Hollywood's most misrepresented characters. This new biography separates myth from reality and presents an unforgettable portrait of this brief and violent life.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Todd McLaren

Length:

9h 7m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

18:35


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

36:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

37:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

32:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

39:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:23