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By Robert M. Utley

The oft-told exploits of Billy the child and Ned Kelly live to tell the tale vividly within the public imaginations in their respective international locations, the USA and Australia. however the outlaws’ reputations are so weighted with legend and fantasy, the reality in their lives has develop into imprecise. during this adventure-filled double biography, Robert M. Utley unearths the real tales and parallel classes of the 2 infamous contemporaries who lived through the gun, have been accomplished whereas nonetheless of their twenties, and stay compelling figures within the folklore in their homelands.

Robert M. Utley attracts sharp, insightful pix of first Billy, then Ned, and compares their lives and legacies. He recounts the adventurous exploits of Billy, a fun-loving, specialist sharpshooter who excelled at get away and lived at the run after indictment for his function within the Lincoln state conflict. Bush-raised Ned, the son of an Irish convict father and Irish mom, was once a guy whose outrage opposed to British colonial authority encouraged him to scouse borrow livestock and sheep, kill 3 policemen, and rob banks for the good thing about impoverished Irish sympathizers. Utley recounts the exploits of the infamous younger males with accuracy and charm. He discovers their profound variations, regardless of their shared fates, and illuminates the worlds within which they lived on contrary aspects of the globe.

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