Synopses & Reviews
In the annals of western history, the Lincoln County War stands out as a complex and tragic event in which lives were lost, fortunes destroyed, and peaceful citizens transformed into lonely, exiled outlaws. A classic reference work on the era of Billy the Kid, this fast-moving account brings new meaning to the war and to those individuals who became its victims.
"Crackles with murder, intrigue, and the clash of desperate men struggling for possession of a grasslands empire. . . . [This] history will not likely ever be equaled—certainly never surpassed." Arizona and the West"This long-awaited book represents a lifetime of research by a meticulous historian . . . lively, well-documented, and most readable." Pacific Historical Review"[Fulton] followed Billy the Kid and the story of the Lincoln County War relentlessly and intelligently. . . . [His book is] a superb achievement, reflecting great credit on both Fulton and the editor of the manuscript." New Mexico Historical Review
About the Author
Maurice G. Fulton was a foremost authority on Lincoln County and also published an annotated edition of Pat Garrett's Authentic Life of Billy the Kid. Western historian Robert N. Mullin was Fulton's friend, collaborator, and literary executor.