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 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.
About the Author
Thom Hatch is the author of numerous books on the history of the American West, including Black Kettle: The Cheyenne Chief Who Sought Peace but Found War, which was awarded the Western Writers of America's Spur Award for Best Biography. A consultant and commentator for the History Channel and PBS, Hatch has published articles in the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, True West, and Western Horseman.
“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