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Chapter 1 Foreword:The Death of Billy the Kid Chapter 2 Pat Garrett Killed the Wrong Man Chapter 3 A Traditional History of the Outlaw, Billy the Kid Chapter 4 The Discovery of William Henry Roberts 5 William Henry Roberts' Story, Part I: 1859-1881 Chapter 6 William Henry Roberts' Story, Part II: 1881-1950 Chapter 7 Birth and Genealogy Chapter 8 Quien es? A Reexamination of the Shooting at Fort Sumner Chapter 9 The Inquest Chapter 10 The Burial Chapter 11 Tracking William Henry Roberts Chapter 12 Evidence Chapter 13 An Opposing Point of View Chapter 14 The New Mexico Resistance Chapter 15 Beyond the Grave Chapter 16 Sources

About the Author

W. C. Jameson is the author of over twenty-eight books and 200 articles, a newspaper columnist, a songwriter, and an entertainer. Former President of the Western Writers of America, he won the Stirrup Award for the best magazine article. He is an award-winning syndicated columnist with over 1,200 columns. As a writer, he is well known for his compelling series on America's lost mines and buried treasure.

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Conspiracy theorists will love this little book. Jameson (Unsolved Mysteries of the Old West), a professional treasure hunter and writer, does his best to make the case that Billy the Kid was not shot by Sheriff Pat Garrett in 1881 in Lincoln County, NM. William Henry Roberts (1859-1950) is put forth as Billy the Kid, renegade turned cowboy and lawman, who supposedly performed in Buffalo Bill's Wild West and joined Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders under an unknown alias. Unfortunately, Jameson weakens his case by uncritically accepting nearly any evidence that supports his position and casting aspersions on those who disagree with him. Librarians looking for a good general history of Billy the Kid would do well to seek out Robert M. Utley's Billy the Kid: A Short and Violent Life or Frederick Nolan's The West of Billy the Kid. Jameson's book is a popular, anti-establishment account that may be of interest to libraries with large Western outlaw literature collections.-Nathan Bender, Buffalo Bill Historical Ctr., Cody, WY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

...engrossing narrative style eases the reader through the fascinating circumstantial evidence. -- Linda Wommack * True West, (Az) *
...undeniably intriguing. -- David Hofstede * Cowboys and Indians *
Jameson marshals an impressive list of evidence. -- Reese Vaughn * Victoria Advocate, (Victoria, Tx) *
...a compelling book. -- Sandra Dallas * The Denver Post *
...at long last a story we can have confidence is the truth. -- Russ Schach * Pasadena Star-News, (Ca) *
W.C. Jameson takes us step by careful step through the meticulous investigation of a claim... -- Phaedra Greenwood * Santa Fe New Mexican *
Well-written and well-documented. * Colorado Springs Gazette *
It's a compelling discussion....it ranks as high entertainment. Even 124 years later. -- Richard Oliver * San Antonio Express-News *
Well-written and well-documented. And, really, who doesn't like to read about Billy the Kid? * Gazette *

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