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The story of the Mormon farm boy from Southern Utah who put together the longest string of successful bank and train robberies in the history of the American West. Unlike most cowboy outlaws of his day, Butch Cassidy defended the poor and oppressed, refused to shoot people, and shared his stolen wealth with those in need.

Early in his outlaw career, Butch discovered true

Published by Council Press (first published January 1st 2002)
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Macy Alexander
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Plot: In southern Utah in the town of Circleville a boy named LeRoy Parker, ventures with a man by the name Mike Cassidy. LeRoy loves Mike and looks up to him like he's his father. Soon enough LeRoy Parker plans the biggest train and bank robbery in the west. He changes his name to Butch Cassidy in order to not get him or his family in trouble. Butch goes on to venture the wild west.
Characters: Two of the biggest characters in this book are Butch Cassidy and Mike Cassidy. Butch adds humor, brave
Grayden Larson
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lee Nelson’s Novel Cassidy is about a young Mormon farm boy by the name of Leroy Parker A.K.A Roy. When he meets a man by the name of Mike Cassidy the man automatically became his hero and mentor. As Roy gets older he learns how to rope and shoot from Cassidy, And becomes good friend with the man. When the man move away Roy goes looking for work, he ends up as a Mule Skinner in a booming mining town known as Telluride and ornery bank manager denies his loan. When Roy sees his buddies again hey t ...more
Apr 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Good book. I may up the stars in my review after some time passes and I think back on the book.

Lee Nelson is a great storyteller, and Butch Cassidy is a great choice of subject matter. Nelson gives a thorough account of Cassidy's life and helps the reader know the side of Cassidy that is surprisingly compassionate.

The book is so thorough, however, it drags at times and suffers in its pacing (at least compared to most of Nelson's books in his Storm Testament series).
Apr 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
I read this book after I watched "Butch & the Sundance kid" (the one with Robert Redford & Paul Newman). I enjoyed learning about this famous outlaw from Circleville, UT. I don't know how much of this book was accurate but I choose this one becuase I met the author at an Enrichment meeting.
May 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I read this in high school and remember loving it. I think growing up in Utah gave me a feeling of connection to Butch Cassidy. It will be fun to read it again sometime and see if it as good the second time around.
James Hansen
Apr 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
As a teenager I loved this book and wanted nothing more than to take the trip advertised on the back of the book with lee Nelson on the outlaw trail.
Dustin Woodbury
Mar 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone
This is a great book
Jim Hanks
Jul 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
well written.
Jul 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
i liked how he started out little nobody leroy parker and ended up with practice being butch cassidy
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