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To Hell on a Fast Horse: Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and the Epic Chase to Justice in the Old West

7 Ratings: 1.4
A book by Mark Lee Gardner

Western historian Gardner (Wagons for the Santa Fe Trade) delivers a dual biography documenting Sheriff Pat Garrett's hunt for the iconic outlaw William Bonney, aka Billy the Kid. As Gardner sees it, the battle between the wily Kid and the determined … see full wiki

Author: Mark Lee Gardner
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History
Publisher: William Morrow
2 reviews about To Hell on a Fast Horse: Billy the Kid,...
review by . March 14, 2010
Until I read this book I had only read mythological accounts of Billy the Kid, which usually contain nothing of Pat Garrett’s life.  Books and movies have mythologized Bill they Kid as a Robin Hood type, happy go lucky outlaw and Pat Garrett is demonized as a cowardly man who shot him down in the dark. This book dispels those myths and gives a fuller account of the lives of both these men in a well written and documented dual biography. The book walks through the early life of both men, …
review by . July 04, 2010
Having always been a fan of the story of Billy the Kid since Young Guns, I was truly disappointed in this book.       It begins with telling the stories of both Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett from well before they crossed paths. From New York to New Mexico their worlds would collide. There are many stories out there that portrayed them as friends, but this one does the tales justice by debunking that theory. All though they may have worked together from time to time, …
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