|Plot Summary of Billy the Kid: Beyond the Grave|
|" In 1881, US Marshal Pat Garrett shot and killed the famous Billy the Kid. Or did he? In 1950, Brushy Bill Roberts came forward claiming to be the Kid. With a strong narrative and eye-witness accounts in hand, he requested a pardon from then-Governor Mabray. The pardon was denied, and Brushy Bill died 11 days later.
Was Brushy Bill the famous outlaw? Did New Mexico brush off Brushy Bill? Was there a political coverup by the officials?
Jameson examines Robert's claims and evidence and compares it with accepted theory and thought. We may never know for certain who was shot that dark night in Fort Sumner, NM, but Jameson does a credible and thorough job of unraveling some of this mystery. "
Joyce Buckland, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Billy the Kid: Beyond the Grave|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
- criminal (killer)
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- accused criminal
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
- 19th century
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Book makes you feel?
Commentary on society?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
- A lot 11-15 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 76%-100% of book
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