Billy the Kid, Almost Home

   I know why Billy the Kid didn’t leave New Mexico when Pat Garrett was hunting him.    Because Billy was home; the only home he had ever had.    Before Lincoln and Fort Sumner, the Kid’s mother, Catherine McCarty, moved the family from New York to Indianapolis, to Wichita and Denver, to Santa Fe and Silver City,…

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Kit Carson, Blood and Thunder: An interview with Hampton Sides

Americans eager to follow the path of American conquest need to read “Blood and Thunder,” an historical narrative about Kit Carson, his life and times.

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