This biographical novel is based on the true story of a bold, young cowboy from Circleville, Utah Territory, who changed his name from Robert LeRoy Parker to Butch Cassidy, then put together the longest string of successful bank and train robberies in the history of the American West.
Utilizing his cowboy skills, he spent months training and conditioning his get-away horses so he could set a blistering get-away pace no posse in the world could keep up with, often covering a hundred miles or more in less than a dozen hours.
Unlike other notorious outlaw cowboys of his day, Butch Cassidy was not a vicious killer, but a friendly, likable outlaw with more good friends than he could count. He never robbed customers in banks or passengers on trains and in more than nine bank robberies he never shot anyone.
When he had money, he was generous to a fault. He loved people and animals and despised killing. Many called him the Robin Hood of the West.
Early in his outlay career, Butch discovered love at first sight as he watched a Shoshone half-breed girl in a sweat-stained dress following behind a brown mule. Her name was Mary, and the love they shared lasted for decades.
Pinkerton agents, law officers, bank detectives, and bounty hunters chased Cassidy relentlessly, making it impossible for him to seek refuge in Argentina and Bolivia. But in the end, Butch outsmarted them all.
Print: Black & White
Page Count: 439
Imprint: Council Press
Office Use: 1L922
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