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Butch Cassidy, My Brother

3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Trade Paperback.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 30th 1976 by Penguin Books (first published 1975)
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Una Tiers
Dec 15, 2013 Una Tiers rated it liked it

Several things stood out about this book. It was published in 1975 and sold for 2.50. The cookies I was eating were more expensive.
The best anecdote: Butch gave $$ to a homeowner to payoff the mortgage before imminent foreclosure. After the banker signed the property to the owner, Butch robbed him of the $.
This book was written to salvage the reputation of Butch Cassidy (LeRoy Parker), although I think the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid probably did just that.
Tyler
Feb 10, 2012 Tyler rated it really liked it
I borrowed this book from my Grandpa a few years before he died and it turned out his copy was signed by Lula Parker Betenson. He lived across the street from her in Circleville, Utah when the book came out (by which time she was already an old lady) and she offered to sign it. After my grandfather died I was lucky to inherit his copy.

I really love this book because in my opinion no one could understand a complex man like Robert LeRoy Parker better than someone who grew up in the same home, shar
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Paul
Nov 04, 2011 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book for two reasons, it describes the Parkers' move to and life in Circle Valley and the account of Cassidy's visit to his family after he returned from South America. I enjoyed them both. If you want a thorough treatment of Butch Cassidy, read something else.
Jessie B.
The recollections and family history of Butch Cassidy's sister. While she does try hard to present her brother in the best possible light, this book also gives a fascinating look at what was like at the end of the old west.
Janice
Nov 12, 2011 Janice rated it liked it
This really deserves 3 1/2 stars. I enjoyed this and she makes a very compelling argument that her brother didn't die in a shot out in South America.
Jessica
Jun 25, 2012 Jessica rated it really liked it
This is a very interesting entry in the Butch Cassidy bibliography as it was written by his sister who vividly details the accounts of his life, including his supposed return from Bolivia.
Heidi
May 09, 2014 Heidi rated it really liked it
Wonderful book. I got to read an autographed copy of it with some old newspaper articles about Butch Cassidy tucked inside. I have a great respect for him.
Ruth
Aug 17, 2009 Ruth rated it it was amazing
I found all the stories in this book very entertaining. And it wasn't at all what I thought it would be.
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We found this very interesting and fun to read as we traveled in Southern Utah.
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I would believe the account of his sister over scholar's speculations. Still, an enjoyable read.
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