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He was an American legend known as Henry McCarty alias William H Bonney and alias Billy the Kid He was called Robin Hood by some a cold-blooded murder by others Sometimes he appears as a romantic figure led astray by the circumstances of life that he could not control sometimes a hero and sometimes just an insignificant outlaw Henry McCarty was a man of varied images He was a killer a gambler singer piano player and a user of both men and women He was a personable well-liked young man to those he did not steal from or needed but hated by those who were outside these categories Donald Cline spent thirty-five years of his life studying Billy the Kid He assigned himself to the task of separating fact from fiction He wrote this book basing it only on solid research and merely personal opinion Cline wrote this book for many reasons The first and main reasons was to educate people about Billy the Kid in a much more quick and factual way than he was taught about the ALIAS Donald Cline wanted others to know about the legend of Billy the Kid and he wanted them to develop their own opinions on him and his actions His purpose is stated clearly from the beginning without any hesitation Cline approaches the material on Billy the Kid just like most other authors would He tells of his early life first and then develops from there Most of the unimportant details are given from the middle of the book The beginning is basically just a background on the ALIAS After every chapter he summarizes what he has written which makes it a lot easier for the reader to understand and get a better and more clear view on things Donald Cline has researched this topic better than I have seen any other author do so He spent thirty-five years researching this
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