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Billy the Kid: The Endless Ride (Paperback)

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"This might be the best Billy the Kid book to date." —Fritz Thompson, Albuquerque Journal

In this revisionist biography, award-winning historian Michael Wallis re-creates the rich anecdotal saga of Billy the Kid (1859–1881), a young man who became a legend in his time and remains an enigma to this day. In an extraordinary evocation of the legendary Old West, Wallis demonstrates why the Kid has remained one of our most popular folk heroes. Filled with dozens of rare images and period photographs, Billy the Kid separates myth from reality and presents an unforgettable portrait of this brief and violent life.

About the Author

Michael Wallis, the best-selling author of Route 66 and Billy the Kid, has published eighteen books and won numerous honors and awards. He is a popular public speaker and a highly acclaimed voice actor. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Praise For…

Michael Wallis does a scrupulous and persuasive sifting of the evidence about Billy’s life and activities.
— Larry McMurtry - New York Review of Books

Michael Wallis’s Billy the Kid is the closest anyone has come to a definitive biography of the most mythical figure of the American frontier.

— Allen Barra -

Research became a pleasure reading Michael Wallis’s books about Pretty Boy Floyd and the Oklahoma oil barons for one of my novels. I couldn’t wait to read Wallis’s Billy the Kid, prompted by the author’s scholarship and readable style. Following Wallis’s search for the real Billy the Kid is a fascinating experience.

— Elmore Leonard

Wallis’s reconstruction of the Kid’s exploits is engrossing…Over the decades, countless books have been written about the infamous outlaw, and this is surely one of the best.
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

In this objective, non-sensationalistic biography of legendary outlaw Billy the Kid, historian Wallis…painstakingly sifts fact from fiction.
— Kirkus Reviews

This well-written and engaging biography is aimed primarily at general readers interested in the West and provides a clear, concise, and reliable account of Billy; Wallis is careful not to make his story so complicated that it confuses readers.
— Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393330632
ISBN-10: 039333063X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: March 17th, 2008
Pages: 368
Language: English