BUTCH CASSIDY A Biography

Author: Patterson (Richard)
Year: 1998
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: F/F
ISBN: 9780965087865
Price: 20.00
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Hardback. Born to a devout Mormon family in Utah, Robert Leroy Parker demonstrated early on the acquisitiveness and restlessness that would lead him into a criminal life. As a teenager, he was arrested for stealing a saddle. In this same period, he met Mike Cassidy, a cowhand skilled in using a running iron to change livestock brands. Eventually Parker drifted into Telluride, where he met Tom McCarty and Matt Warner. McCarty taught them how to rob banks and trains, laying out for Parker a career path that would lead him to a new name - Butch Cassidy - and eventually force him from the country. The author has followed every lead to provide a vivid account of Cassidy's life and has scrutinised the stories of men who claimed to be Butch. The book brings together diverse anecdotes, providing both a wonderful tool for researchers and a lively read. Illus., Notes, Bibliog. and Index. 362pp. 8vo. h/back. F. in F. dw. A fairly heavy book which may require additional postage.

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