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SUCH MEN AS BILLY THE KID - THE LINCOLN COUNTY WAR RECONSIDERED by  Joel Jacobsen - First Edition - from ARTICLES OF WAR Ltd (SKU: 36589)

SUCH MEN AS BILLY THE KID - THE LINCOLN COUNTY WAR RECONSIDERED

SUCH MEN AS BILLY THE KID - THE LINCOLN COUNTY WAR RECONSIDERED by  Joel Jacobsen - First Edition - from ARTICLES OF WAR Ltd (SKU: 36589)
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SUCH MEN AS BILLY THE KID - THE LINCOLN COUNTY WAR RECONSIDERED

by Jacobsen, Joel

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Lincoln , University Nebraska Press 1994, first US edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6 x 9, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 300 pages, illus, notes, bibliog., index. ------------------------------------------------------ During the 1870s a group of merchants and their allies, known as "The House," gained control over the economy of Lincoln County, New Mexico. In 1877 this control was challenged by an English entrepreneur, John Tunstall. The House violently resisted the interloper, eventually killing him; Tunstall's employees and supporters, known as the Regulators, sought to take vengeance on the House by killing those responsible for Tunstall's death. Among the Regulators was a young man known as Billy the Kid. 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 an archetype of Western history. As are Dodge City, Boot Hill, and the OK Corral, the Lincoln County War is emblematic of frontier lawlessness. The story has been often retold, and central to many of the accounts is the question of right and wrong, even of good and evil; was Billy the Kid merely a thug, a gun-for-hire, in an amoral turf battle between rival gangs? Or was the Kid actually a participant in a brave but doomed attempt to wrest control of a defenseless town from a corrupt and vicious band. Basing his account on a careful reexamination of the evidence, particularly on expressions of public sentiment, court records, and the actions of Tunstall and the House, Jacobsen subjects traditional attitudes, both the "Billy as martyr" and the "war among thieves" explanations, to a searching reexamination, and finds that, as with most things in life, the truth lies somewhat between.

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36589
Title
SUCH MEN AS BILLY THE KID - THE LINCOLN COUNTY WAR RECONSIDERED
Author
Jacobsen, Joel
Book condition
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Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0803225768
ISBN 13
9780803225763
Publisher
University Of Nebraska Press
Place of Publication
Lincoln
This edition first published
1994

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