i never dreamed a simple historical question would get so crazy. the book in question is available at a few of our local libraries. i believe the movies young guns with emilio claimed that brushy was billy the kid, and a number of recent books have also made the same claim. i seem to remember an item in true west some years ago studied a number of the purported photos of the kid. the myth that brushy was billy the kid should have died and been buried long ago. but then, what would the city of hico, texas, do. i understand the city has made hay with the brushy myth. i even remember seeing a photo of pearl hart that was identified as a photo of billy the kid. so long until next weekend.