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To Hell on a Fast Horse Large Print

Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and theEpic Chase to Justice in the Old West

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To Hell on a Fast Horse Large Print by Mark Lee Gardner
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A sheriff . . . An outlaw . . . A legendary showdown. Billy the Kid-a.k.a. Henry McCarty, Henry Antrim, and William Bonney-was a horse thief, cattle rustler, charismatic rogue, and cold-blooded killer. A superb shot, the Kid gunned down four men single-handedly and five others with the help of cronies. Two of his victims were Lincoln County, New Mexico, deputies killed during the Kid's brazen daylight escape from the courthouse jail on April 28, 1881. After dispensing with his guards and breaking the chain securing his leg irons, the Kid danced a macabre jig on the jail's porch before riding away on a stolen horse as terrified townspeople-and many sympathizers-watched. For new sheriff Pat Garrett, an acquaintance of Billy's, the chase was on. . . . To Hell on a Fast Horse re-creates the thrilling manhunt for the Wild West's most iconic outlaw. It is also the first dual biography of the Kid and Garrett, each a larger-than-life figure who would not have become legendary without the other. Drawing on voluminous primary sources and a wealth of published scholarship, Mark Lee Gardner digs beneath the myth to take a fresh look at these two men, their relationship, and their epic ride to immortality.

Author Biography

Mark Lee Gardner is the author of To Hell on a Fast Horse and Shot All to Hell, which received multiple awards, including a Spur Award from Western Writers of America. An authority on the American West, Gardner has appeared on PBS's American Experience, as well as on the History Channel, the Travel Channel, and on NPR. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, True West, Wild West, American Cowboy, and New Mexico Magazine. He lives with his family in Cascade, Colorado.
Release date Australia
June 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
Large type / large print edition
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
HarperCollins
Pages
506
Dimensions
157x228x28
ISBN-13
9780061945694
Product ID
3683035

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