Who was the Real Billy the Kid? Historian Richard W. Etulain Says It’s Complicated.

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Sponsored by BYU Studies—Historian Richard W. Etulain is a specialist in history and literature of the American West, and the author of Thunder in the West: The Life and Legends of Billy the Kid (University of Oklahoma Press, 2020).

Etulain says Billy the Kid was a hero—and a villain.

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Joseph Smith Translation Q&A with Mark Ashurst-McGee and Michael Hubbard MacKay

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Sponsored by BYU Studies—Producing Ancient Scripture is a landmark volume about Joseph Smith’s translation activities, including the Book of Mormon, the Joseph Smith Translation, and the Book of Abraham. The volume is co-edited by Michael Hubbard MacKay, Mark Ashurst-McGee, and Brian Hauglid.

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