Here is the most detailed and most engagingly narrated history to date of the legendary two-year facedown and shootout in Lincoln. Until now, New Mexico's late-19th-century Lincoln County War has served primarily as the backdrop for a succession of mythical renderings of Billy the Kid in American popular culture.
After the great civil war, many of the survivors sought a safe haven in the promised land called Texas. Some stayed to help a struggling republic grow into the great state it was destined to become. Some looked to steal and plunder, ever on the outside of the law, while others wanted to simply be left alone. These were the men who would seek solitude in the great mountains of the west. A few stayed in Texas to trap in the Big Bend.