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Billy the Kid, a handbook, Jon Tuska

Label
Billy the Kid, a handbook
Title
Billy the Kid, a handbook
Statement of responsibility
Jon Tuska
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ever since Billy the Kid was shot by Pat Garrett on a summer night in New Mexico in 1881, historians and storytellers have been spinning his legend, not always agreeing on whether he was the most romantic of western desperadoes or a rat-faced wimp. Now Jon Tuska tells all that can truly be known about the Kid's turbulent life and early death. He points out seventy-five errors of fact or omission in Garrett's influential 1882 biography and goes on to spell out the fantasies about Billy the Kid perpetuated by scores of historians (Charles Siringo, Walter Noble Burns), novelists (Emerson Hough, Zane Grey), and filmmakers (King Vidor, Howard Hughes). His stylish book, scrupulously researched, is the last word on an outlaw who still rides toward reckoning in public image -- Back cover
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 364.1/552/0924
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F786.B54
LC item number
T87 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Billy the Kid, a handbook, Jon Tuska
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: Billy the Kid, a bio-bibliography. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1983. (Popular culture bio-bibliographies)
  • "First Bison Book printing:" 1986."
  • "Bison."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The life and death of Billy the Kid -- Billy and the historians : bibliography of historical sources -- Billy the Kid in fiction : bibliography of fictional sources -- Billy the Kid in film : filmography and bibliography -- The legend of Billy the Kid : bibliography of critical sources -- Appendix A: a Billy the Kid miscellany -- Appendix B: a Billy the Kid chronology
Control code
12662833
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 235 pages
Isbn
9780803294066
Lccn
85020969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Items laid in: 1 copied newspaper clipping; 1 notecard listing post-it note; 1 letter and accompanying envelope addressed to Marc Simmons from author. Cover features C.L. Sonnichsen blurb. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)12662833
Label
Billy the Kid, a handbook, Jon Tuska
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: Billy the Kid, a bio-bibliography. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1983. (Popular culture bio-bibliographies)
  • "First Bison Book printing:" 1986."
  • "Bison."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The life and death of Billy the Kid -- Billy and the historians : bibliography of historical sources -- Billy the Kid in fiction : bibliography of fictional sources -- Billy the Kid in film : filmography and bibliography -- The legend of Billy the Kid : bibliography of critical sources -- Appendix A: a Billy the Kid miscellany -- Appendix B: a Billy the Kid chronology
Control code
12662833
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 235 pages
Isbn
9780803294066
Lccn
85020969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Items laid in: 1 copied newspaper clipping; 1 notecard listing post-it note; 1 letter and accompanying envelope addressed to Marc Simmons from author. Cover features C.L. Sonnichsen blurb. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)12662833

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