The Last Outlaws

The Last Outlaws

The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Format
Ebook
Price
$12.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101598788
  • 368 Pages
  • NAL
  • 18 and up

Overview

The Old West was coming to an end.
Two legendary outlaws refused to go with it.
 
As leaders of the Wild Bunch, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid executed the most daring bank and train robberies of their day. For several years at the end of the 1890s, the two friends, along with a revolving band of thieves, eluded law enforcement while stealing from the rich bankers and Eastern railroad corporations who exploited Western land…until they rode headlong into the twentieth century.
 
In The Last Outlaws, Thom Hatch brings these memorable characters to life like never before. From their early holdup attempts to that fateful day in Bolivia, Hatch draws on a wealth of fresh research to go beyond the myth and provide a compelling new look at these legends of the Wild West.

 Includes Photographs

Praise

The Last Outlaws…is eloquent of not only the Old West that we think of when we see a photograph of a butte or a mustang or a Colt revolver but also of the implacable forces of time and change that extinguished it.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Fans of Old West lore will find The Last Outlaws an absorbing and entertaining read.” —USA Today

The Last Outlaws is extremely well-written and feels more like a novel or work of fiction compared to a factual biography. It’s a must read for any fan of the Old West and the outlaw life.” —The Desert News

“In this dual biography of celebrated bandits, a specialist in the Old West deftly separates fact from fiction.” —Kirkus Reviews

“While not the first or likely the last book to chronicle the colorful lives of outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Hatch has potentially written the most authoritative. Drawing from an impressive number of sources, Hatch’s multidimensional study of two of the Wild West’s most famous criminals and their compatriots strives for accuracy without sacrificing entertainment value…. [An] immersive and entertaining study.”—Publishers Weekly

“Mr. Hatch [is] an accomplished historian with a journalist’s eye and a novelist’s touch.” —The Washington Times

“Hatch achieves what most historical writers fail at, engaging their readers while giving a full-untainted history…. Writing about two of history’s biggest outlaws is no small order. But Hatch does so beautifully, creating a vivid image of who these men truly were and what motivated them… Hatch is a skilled and veteran historical writer and his expertise shines through in his latest work.” —LatinosPost.com


 
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