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Did Billy the Kid ice skate? play baseball? tell ghost stories? Legend says this notorious outlaw gunned down twenty-one men-one for each year of his short life-before Sheriff Pat Garrett ended that life in a darkened New Mexico bedroom on July 14, 1881. But what was he like as a youngster in Santa Fe? - How did he spend his days, and his nights? - Did he encounter other r Did Billy the Kid ice skate? play baseball? tell ghost stories? Legend says this notorious outlaw gunned down twenty-one men-one for each year of his short life-before Sheriff Pat Garrett ended that life in a darkened New Mexico bedroom on July 14, 1881. But what was he like as a youngster in Santa Fe? - How did he spend his days, and his nights? - Did he encounter other residents who would figure significantly in later chapters of his brief life? - And what was New Mexico's territorial capital like in Billy's day? - How did Santa Fe's frontier character and its Hispanic culture shape the development of this future desperado? Historical facts and fanciful legends swirl around Billy the Kid's early days-and around the City at the End of the Santa Fe Trail-in Young Billy, Lynn Michelsohn's first book of the non-fiction trilogy, Billy the Kid in Santa Fe. Young Billy includes - over 40 photographs, drawings, and maps - two appendices - an extensive index Recommended for Western History buffs, Billy the Kid aficionados, and anyone who loves Santa Fe. Table of Contents: Chapter 1. Billy Comes to Santa Fe--despite defunct burros Chapter 2. Santa Fe Life--blue-eyed Mexicans, scheming politicians, and military music Chapter 3. The City at the End of the Santa Fe Trail--mud, mud, and more mud Chapter 4. February 1873--did Billy ice skate? or play shortstop? Chapter 5. Billy Leaves Santa Fe--after documented event, at last! Appendix A. Pronunciation Guide Appendix B. Finding Billy's Santa Fe Today


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Did Billy the Kid ice skate? play baseball? tell ghost stories? Legend says this notorious outlaw gunned down twenty-one men-one for each year of his short life-before Sheriff Pat Garrett ended that life in a darkened New Mexico bedroom on July 14, 1881. But what was he like as a youngster in Santa Fe? - How did he spend his days, and his nights? - Did he encounter other r Did Billy the Kid ice skate? play baseball? tell ghost stories? Legend says this notorious outlaw gunned down twenty-one men-one for each year of his short life-before Sheriff Pat Garrett ended that life in a darkened New Mexico bedroom on July 14, 1881. But what was he like as a youngster in Santa Fe? - How did he spend his days, and his nights? - Did he encounter other residents who would figure significantly in later chapters of his brief life? - And what was New Mexico's territorial capital like in Billy's day? - How did Santa Fe's frontier character and its Hispanic culture shape the development of this future desperado? Historical facts and fanciful legends swirl around Billy the Kid's early days-and around the City at the End of the Santa Fe Trail-in Young Billy, Lynn Michelsohn's first book of the non-fiction trilogy, Billy the Kid in Santa Fe. Young Billy includes - over 40 photographs, drawings, and maps - two appendices - an extensive index Recommended for Western History buffs, Billy the Kid aficionados, and anyone who loves Santa Fe. Table of Contents: Chapter 1. Billy Comes to Santa Fe--despite defunct burros Chapter 2. Santa Fe Life--blue-eyed Mexicans, scheming politicians, and military music Chapter 3. The City at the End of the Santa Fe Trail--mud, mud, and more mud Chapter 4. February 1873--did Billy ice skate? or play shortstop? Chapter 5. Billy Leaves Santa Fe--after documented event, at last! Appendix A. Pronunciation Guide Appendix B. Finding Billy's Santa Fe Today

34 review for Billy the Kid in Santa Fe, Book One: Young Billy: Wild West History, Outlaw Legends, and the City at the End of the Santa Fe Trail (A Non-Fiction Trilogy)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Susan Chapek

    I'm getting to be a real fan of Lynn Michelsohn. Her easy-to-read books are crammed full of sparkling historical nuggets. This book is as much about the Santa Fe of 1872 as it is about Billy, because Michelsohn has distilled loads of varied information into a concise (and yet as complete as possible) picture of what it would have been like to live there as a young boy. Lots of it is speculation, but Michelsohn is careful to tell us which facts about Billy's life at that time can actually be docu I'm getting to be a real fan of Lynn Michelsohn. Her easy-to-read books are crammed full of sparkling historical nuggets. This book is as much about the Santa Fe of 1872 as it is about Billy, because Michelsohn has distilled loads of varied information into a concise (and yet as complete as possible) picture of what it would have been like to live there as a young boy. Lots of it is speculation, but Michelsohn is careful to tell us which facts about Billy's life at that time can actually be documented, while giving us the look, feel, tastes, sounds, occupations, and recreations of Santa Fe as he might have experienced it. Her main resource was an almost heroic study of the newspaper of those days. It's only available in microfilm, yet she has examined not only the news stories, but the fine print in every advertisement, and organized all the most interesting and enlightening bits into an easily digestible page-turner. I look forward to the rest of the trilogy.

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