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Butch Cassidy: A Biography

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Separating mythology from actual events in the life of Butch Cassidy has been made extremely difficult by the many stories told about him by family members, acquaintances, and writers after his presumed death in a Bolivian village. In an exhaustive search of reminiscences, newspapers, and books, Richard Patterson has written the definitive biography of the outlaw whose leg
Paperback, 372 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Bison Books
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May 15, 2008 Janice rated it really liked it
Butch Cassidy had many names. Born into a Mormon family in 1866 as Robert Leroy Parker, he became George Cassidy in 1889 and, a few years later, Butch Cassidy. It was under the last name that he served a two-year prison term in Wyoming and, on his release, became one of the leaders of the gang dubbed the Wild Bunch by law enforcement officials and the press. The original crew, consisting of eight or nine outlaws, robbed trains and banks from South Dakota, Idaho and Montana south to Wyoming and C ...more
Oct 03, 2010 Shaun rated it liked it
This was a book that piqued my interest because Butch Cassidy is a distant relative of mine. He became a notorious bank robber, but was a good person at the heart. This was an interesting book especially his later years in South America and his alleged death in South America.
Aug 31, 2009 White rated it liked it
Inspired by the Robert Redford movie, this book appealed to me. It was interesting but lacking in character development. The movie was better. Neither one was as mysterious as I had hoped.
Feb 13, 2011 Larry rated it liked it
Good book, very thorough, but I'd advise the next reader to keep a detailed map of the Utah/Nevada/Wyoming area right there by your side!
Mar 29, 2009 Kaylyn rated it really liked it
the best, seemingly unbiased, source I've found re Butch & Sundance
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