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Billy the Kid: A Short and Violent Life
This is the life of Billy the Kid. It focuses on how his outlaw career started, how he grew up a little during the Lincoln County War, and on outside forces that shaped him. He wanted to go straight, but broken promises and other things eventually prevented him....
High Noon In Lincoln: Violence on the Western Frontier
This is the history of the Lincoln County (NM) War. The author's main point in the introduction is that it was "a war without heroes". Judging by the stupidity of the whole incident (the event, not the writing), it's clear to see there were no heroes and no real winners. It was a war over greed and power and it didn't get nipped in the bud because Lincoln was a small town then, attracted criminal types because law and order was inefficient or partisan...
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