9780806123776-080612377X-The Lincoln County War: A Documentary History

The Lincoln County War: A Documentary History

ISBN-13: 9780806123776
ISBN-10: 080612377X
Edition: 1st
Author: Nolan, Frederick W.
Publication date: 1992
Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr
Format: Hardcover 607 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780806123776
ISBN-10: 080612377X
Edition: 1st
Author: Nolan, Frederick W.
Publication date: 1992
Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr
Format: Hardcover 607 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Nolan, Frederick W. wrote The Lincoln County War: A Documentary History comprising 607 pages back in 1992. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 080612377X and 9780806123776. Since then The Lincoln County War: A Documentary History textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The legend of the Lincoln County War and its most romantic figure, Billy the Kid, holds a special place in the history of the American West. Fueled by greed, propelled by religious and racial prejudice, inflamed by liquor and firearms, the war was a struggle to the death for the economic domination of a region where both sides saw enormous opportunity for acquiring wealth. In the end, neither side won and both suffered tremendous losses, human and financial.
In this documentary history, for the first time, the participants and eyewitnesses tell the story of those bloody events in their own words. Frederick Nolan has drawn from many and diverse sources, some never before published, to present a detailed and comprehensive account of the whirlwind of violence that swept over Lincoln County, New Mexico, more than a century ago.
John Tunstall, the McSweens, Jimmy Dolan, Billy the Kid, the Hispanic townspeople of Lincoln, the outsiders who tried to understand what was happening and restore law and order to the strife-torn territory--all speak out in The Lincoln County War. Nolan weaves their stories and opinions together with his own insightful commentary to produce a seamless, immensely readable account. As the adherents and sympathizers of the Murphy-Dolan and Tunstall-McSween factions tell their versions of events, the story develops a gripping power. Enlivened with eighty-three photographs of both people and places and three maps, the book also includes a detailed chronology of events and biographies of many of the participants.

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