Billy the Kid Reading List

For everyone attending my Billy the Kid walking tour of Silver City, NM, here's a list or resources to get you started with understanding the Kid and his endlessly fascinating life. Although I could recommend many other books and resources, the items on this list should serve as a good place to begin.

About Billy the Kid – Website

Billy the Kid: The Endless Ride
by Michael Wallis (2007)


The West of Billy the Kid
by Frederick Nolan (1998)


Billy the Kid: A Graphic History
by Willard Ballow (1998)



The Illustrated Life and Times of Billy the Kid
by Bob Boze Bell (1996)

  


Antrim is My Stepfather's Name: The Boyhood of Billy the Kid
by Jerry Weddle (1993)



Billy the Kid: A Short and Violent Life
by Robert M. Utley (1989)




The Tragic Days of Billy the Kid
by Frazier Hunt (1956)

My favorite book on Billy the Kid, even though it contains more legend than history.
 

Catherine's Son
by James L. Smith (2013)

I hope I am forgiven for using this list to promote my own novel about Billy the Kid.


And let's not forget the music.
Aaron Copland composed young Billy's arrival in Silver City. Very cool!