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Bob Boze Bell
Illustrated Life and Times of Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp

Original Airdate: May 11, 1994


About the Author

Bob Boze Bell is from Kingman, Arizona. He has published seven colorful and groundbreaking books on the West. Among the subjects are Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday and a compilation of Classic Gunfights,

In 1999, Bell, along with two other passionate Old West friends, bought True West magazine and moved the editorial offices to Cave Creek, Arizona. The magazine, published since 1953, continues to grow and features the distinctive style of Bell's creative vision.

In addition to his efforts for True West, Boze's work has appeared in Arizona Highways, Playboy and National Lampoon. His artwork is featured on numerous book covers, and he appears often on the History Channel, Discovery Channel and the Westerns Channel (True West Moments), where his historical expertise and art are often featured.


About this Book

Billy was caught in the middle of one of the bloodiest conflicts in the history of the West. Was he a defender of justice or a ruthless killer? The events surrounding his life are often cloaked in mystery and blurred by myth. Did he actually kill 21 men, one for each year of his life? Did he carve notches on his gun? Were Billy and Pat Garrett good friends? Did Billy cheat death and live out his life as Brushy Bill?


More Resources

Bob Boze Bell's website


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