William H. Bonney

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Noun1.William H. Bonney - United States outlaw who was said to have killed 21 men (1859-1881)
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By what name was the American outlaw William H. Bonney better known?
The Kid (whose real name was either Henry McCarty or William H. Bonney) killed four law enforcement officers and many others.
Enthusiast and expert Nolan acknowledges that the lore surrounding of William H. Bonney, Billy the Kid, is more important, and certainly longer-lived than the Kid himself, and provides a collection of documents, including the first dime novel published shortly after Bonney's death, memoirs and recollections from eyewitnesses, passages from leading biographies, and recent commentaries.