Such Men as Billy the Kid: The Lincoln County War Reconsidered

Such Men as Billy the Kid: The Lincoln County War Reconsidered

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University of Nebraska Press
Edition: New edition edition, 01/10/1997
EAN 9780803276062, ISBN10: 0803276060

Hardcover, 322 pages, 22.3 x 14.4 x 2.4 cm

'A lawyerly regard for truth, accuracy and the written record...[It's] a tonic to the hysterical and sensational accounts of the past' - "Chicago Tribune". 'A lively, lucid, compelling account of complex and confusing events about which scholars are still puzzling' - "Washington Times". 'Dispassionate yet lively, this book sets Billy's career and the conflicts in Lincoln County in context. The engaging narrative will please and provoke scholar, well-versed buff, and newcomer alike' - "Library Journal". 'By focusing on the uniqueness of the Lincoln County War and the individuals involved in it, Jacobsen expands our knowledge of the events...A thorough and well-documented description of one of the western frontier's best known instances of violence' - "Western Historical Quarterly".This story of greed, violence, and death has entered American folklore through the mythologizing of the career of Billy the Kid and also through a tendency to see the Lincoln County War as emblematic of frontier lawlessness. Jacobsen investigates the evidence - public sentiment, court records, and the actions of the participants - to come up with answers. Joel Jacobsen is an assistant attorney general for the State of New Mexico specializing in criminal appeals.