Butch Cassidy: The True Story of an American Outlaw

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Simon & Schuster
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6.1 X 8.8 X 1.2 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author
Charles Leerhsen is a former executive editor at Sports Illustrated. He has written for Rolling Stone, Esquire, and The New York Times. His books include Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty; Crazy Good: The Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America; Blood and Smoke: A True Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and the Birth of the Indy 500; and Butch Cassidy: The True Story of an American Outlaw. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Sarah Saffian. Visit him at Leerhsen.com.
"Perhaps the most successful of the frontier outlaws, Cassidy receives an entertaining and likely definitive account."--Tom Clavin, bestselling author of Tombstone "Kirkus Reviews"
"Combining first-rate research with a lively narrative, Charles Leerhsen has given readers an impressive, compelling portrait of the charming, debonair, ranch hand-turned-outlaw, Butch Cassidy. I felt throughout both wonderfully educated and entertained."--Ron Hansen, author of The Kid and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
"Even if you loved the classic movie about Butch and Sundance, Charles Leerhsen's Butch Cassidy: The True Story of An American Outlaw will convince you that real history can be more interesting than mythology, and more entertaining, too."--Jeff Guinn, author of the New York Times bestseller The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral--and How It Changed the American West
"Leerhsen refuses to buy into the Hollywood hype and instead offers the true tale of Butch Cassidy, which turns out to be more fascinating and fun than the myths. This book reveals that Butch lived a full American West life before and during his time with the Sundance Kid."--Tom Clavin, bestselling author of Tombstone
"A lyrical and deeply researched portrait of Wild West outlaw Butch Cassidy. . . . [Leerhsen] enriches the story with a nuanced reading of social and economic conditions in 19th-century America. The Cassidy that emerges in this version of events is more of a populist outlaw than a swashbuckling gunslinger. . . . Old West history buffs will be thrilled."--Tom Clavin, bestselling author of Tombstone "Publishers Weekly"