Tall Tales and Half Truths of Billy the Kid by John LeMay, Foreword by Elvis E. Fleming
While many respectable books on Billy the Kid aim to demystify his illusory life, this one-of-a-kind collection proudly has no such intention. Find all of the untold and potentially true—but very unlikely and highly embellished—stories of the Kid's life, death and enthralling life thereafter. Be thrilled by sightings of Billy's ghost riding through old Fort Sumner and marvel at his search for the fabled Lost Adams Diggings. Wonder at the mysterious thefts of his tombstone and discover the famed desperado's dozen or so doppelgangers who posthumously popped up all across the Southwest. Courtesy of yarn-spinning raconteurs of yore, author John LeMay unveils the many forgotten and discarded tales of the legendary William H. Bonney, an everlasting emblem of the American West.
Author: John LeMay is a lifelong Roswell native and past president of the historical society for Southeast New Mexico. LeMay has authored many books on the history of Southeast New Mexico and the Southwest, including Roswell, USA and The Real Cowboys and Aliens: UFO Encounters of the Old West, along with three titles in Arcadia's Images of America series. LeMay is a direct descendant of both James W. Patterson, postmaster of Fort Sumner, and John Edwin Lobley, Fort Sumner farmer.