The Last Outlaws: The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Paperback)
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 holdupattempts to that fateful day in Bolivia, Hatchdraws on a wealth of fresh researchtogo beyond the myth and provide a compelling new look at these legends of the Wild West.
About the Author
THOM HATCH is the author of eight books, including "The Last Outlaws: The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "The Custer Companion: A Comprehensive Guide to the Life of George Armstrong Custer and the Plains Indians Wars". A Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and a historian who specializes in the American West, the Civil War, and Native American conflicts, Hatch has received the prestigious Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for his previous work. He lives in Colorado with his wife and daughter.
“Butch and Sundance…continue to beguile us. The author is expert in patching together what is known about these furtive characters.”—The Dallas Morning News
“Extremely well written…a must read for any fan of the Old West and the outlaw life.”—Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT)
“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.”—Latinos Post
“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