To commemorate the death of a historical figure who is still very controversial today, I've posted an a brief passage from my book "Western Legend," wherein other historical figures of the American Wild West (Frank James, Virgil and James Earp, and Tom Horn) discuss their own first or second-hand knowledge of Billy "the Kid" Bonney. And to make the passage come alive, I integrated a few photos and a couple YouTube videos, for general reference and entertainment.
These are some footnotes and general notes, intended to be referenced or read within the context of certain passages within my book. The Publisher's editors pushed them to the very back of the book (which would've only confused the reader,) so I simply removed them.
But they are interesting, if you're reading the book.
Added by James Allder on July 9, 2011 at 12:51pm — No Comments
Using various sources (including among others, a map by Mr. Bell, and one provided by the National Archives,) I drew up my own to give the reader of a specific chapter in my book "Western Legend" a better understanding of the geography of Tombstone. I felt the narrative would be less confusing if I provided this along with a key or legend. The publisher, unfortunately, could not figure out how to scale down the file size and get it into the pdf, so the map was removed from Chapter 10. As…Continue
By the Autumn of 1899 the coffin has all but closed shut on the American Wild West.
Men once considered the quintessence of the term, “desperado” now seek legitimate standing in their respective community. Some, even long for…Continue
Added by James Allder on July 1, 2011 at 9:57am — No Comments