The Last Outlaws by Thom Hatch
The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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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

 

About Thom Hatch

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Thom Hatch is the author of numerous books on the history of the American West, and a consultant and commentator for the History Channel and PBS, and has published articles in the Denver Post, the Rocky Mountain News, and True West magazine. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
 
Published February 5, 2013 by NAL. 368 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Crime. Non-fiction

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He underscores his theme of Butch and Sundance as the last of a breed, reminding us that by the turn of the century, outlaws no longer faced capture merely by random individuals, but rather by an “organized system,” whereby detective agencies, Pinkerton and Wells Fargo, armed with money and resou...

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Publishers Weekly

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While not the first or likely the last book to chronicle the colorful lives of outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Hatch (Black Kettle) has potentially written the most authoritative.

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The Wall Street Journal

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What distinguishes Cynthia Ann Parker is that her son, Quanah Parker, was the last of the great Comanche war chiefs and the first to seek an accommodation with the white forces that had overwhelmed his people.

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The Washington Times

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Question: What do former Sen. Alan Simpson, Wyoming Republican, of Simpson-Bowles fame, and Butch Cassidy, leader of the Wild Bunch, have in common?

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USA Today

(In one of Parker's first serious brushes with the law, he may have been taking the rap for a bit of cattle-rustling actually committed by two of his Mormon pals, while Longabaugh's debut as a horse thief was necessitated by the Great Blizzard of 1886-87.)And although their crimes were serious an...

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Dallas News

“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid have gained immortality,” he writes, “and will always stand as a symbol of the final days of that romantic era as the last outlaws of the American frontier.” Whether the two stand as such a symbol is debatable, as are the assertions that their era was romantic ...

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Bookmarks Magazine

But riding the trails of Chile, Argentina and Bolivia, Butch and Sundance would find that crime wasn’t through with them just yet. In The Last Outlaws, Thom Hatch brings these memorable characters to life like never before: Butch, the brains of the outfit;

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