By Pat F. Garrett, Frederick Nolan
From Library magazine Few figures are as linked to the Wild West as Billy, the child. As with a lot of these frontier figures, the myths, frequently created through pennydreadfuls and B video clips, have overshadowed the reality. Sheriff Garrett used to be either Billy's pal and the guy who ultimately despatched him to the final roundup. With the aid of ghostwriter Ash Upton, Garrett released what he referred to as the child's real tale in 1882. This annotated version, even if, exhibits that it wasn't really so actual in the end, and the following, Western historian Frederick Nolan contains notes and statement correcting falsehoods written through Upton in addition to 19 interval images. used to be Billy a real Western hero struggling with for justice in New Mexico's Lincoln County battle or just a wacko who loved killing? discover right here. Copyright 2001 Reed company info, Inc. concerning the writer **Pat F. Garrett,** the Southwest's such a lot celebrated sheriff, is better identified for his killing of Billy the child and for this publication, which was once written in collaboration along with his pal, frontier newspaperman Ashmun Upson. **Frederick Nolan** is a number one authority on outlaws and gunfighters of the outdated West. His award-winning books contain *The West of Billy the Kid*;* The Wild West: historical past, delusion, and the Making of America*; and *The Lincoln County conflict: A Documentary History*. He is living in England.