The Last Outlaws by Thom Hatch audiobook

The Last Outlaws: The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

By Thom Hatch
Read by James C. Lewis

Tantor Audio 9780451239198
9.87 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781452680453

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid—as leaders of the Wild Bunch, they planned and executed the most daring bank and train robberies of the day, with a professionalism never before seen by authorities. For several years at the end of the 1890s, the two friends, along with a revolving cast who made up their band of thieves, eluded local law enforcement and bounty hunters, all while stealing from the rich bankers and eastern railroad corporations who exploited western land. The close calls were many, but Butch and Sundance always managed to escape to rob again another day—that is, until they rode headlong into the twentieth century.   Fenced-in range, telephone lines, electric lights, and new crime-fighting techniques were quickly rendering obsolete the outlaws of the wide open frontier. Knowing their time was up, Butch and Sundance, along with a mysterious beauty named Etta Place, headed to South America, vowing to leave their criminal careers behind. 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; Sundance, the man of action; and the men on both sides of the law whom they fought with and against. 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.

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Summary

Summary

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid—as leaders of the Wild Bunch, they planned and executed the most daring bank and train robberies of the day, with a professionalism never before seen by authorities. For several years at the end of the 1890s, the two friends, along with a revolving cast who made up their band of thieves, eluded local law enforcement and bounty hunters, all while stealing from the rich bankers and eastern railroad corporations who exploited western land. The close calls were many, but Butch and Sundance always managed to escape to rob again another day—that is, until they rode headlong into the twentieth century.
 
Fenced-in range, telephone lines, electric lights, and new crime-fighting techniques were quickly rendering obsolete the outlaws of the wide open frontier. Knowing their time was up, Butch and Sundance, along with a mysterious beauty named Etta Place, headed to South America, vowing to leave their criminal careers behind. 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; Sundance, the man of action; and the men on both sides of the law whom they fought with and against. 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An easygoing account of the outlaw duo whose era separated Frank and Jesse James from Bonnie and Clyde. Kirkus
“Mr. Hatch [is] an accomplished historian with a journalist’s eye and a novelist’s touch.” Washington Times
“In separating fact from fiction about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Robert Leroy Parker and Harry Longabaugh), the author tells a story every bit as interesting as the Hollywood films about the outlaws. And when you have a well-told tale read in an engaging manner, you have a most enjoyable audio experience.” AudioFile
“An easygoing account of the outlaw duo whose era separated Frank and Jesse James from Bonnie and Clyde.” Kirkus Reviews
“Hatch achieves what most historical writers fail at, engaging their readers while giving a full untainted history.” Latinos Post

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Author Bio: Thom Hatch

Author Bio: Thom Hatch

Thom Hatch is a historian who specializes in the American West, the Civil War, and Native American conflicts. A Marine Corps Vietnam veteran, Thom is the recipient of a Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. He is the author of several nonfiction works, including Osceola and the Great Seminole War, Black Kettle, and The Blue, the Gray, and the Red; and the novel The Bone Hunters. He lives in Colorado with his wife and daughter.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 9.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English