Billy the Kid
The Endless RideDownloadable Audiobook - 2007
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.
Publisher: [United States] :, Tantor Audio :, Made available through hoopla,, 2007.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.)) :,digital. data file, rda digital, Digital recording
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)