"Western Americana fans will love this one. Pointer, authority on Butch Cassidy and the famous Wild Bunch, believes he has a convincing evidence that Cassidy, born Robert LeRoy Parker, was not killed in a 1908 shootout with Bolivian cavalry, as reported, but returned to Spokane, Washington...The bandit, a colorful inventive, sentimental yet ruthless maverick, may have lived as Phillips until 1937." ---Publishers Weekly
"Facts do not speak for themselves. Good historians speak for them. This is what Larry Pointer has done in a compelling account of the identity, career, and fate of Butch Cassidy...In Search of Butch Cassidy records some superb sleuthing. Narrative and exposition are skillfully blended." -- Arizona and the West
"Pointer has written an engrossing book after a detective-like and all-embracing effort to determine the truth." -- Journal of American History
"Pointer has done some fascinating historical detective work and has collected some convincing evidence. One of his sources is a copy of a manuscript Cassidy wrote about his outlaw days. Pointer frequently and extensively quotes from this as he reconstructs Cassidy's life and criminal exploits. He lets Butch himself describe the Bolivian shootout in which the Sundance Kid was killed." ---Library Journal
Larry Pointer has long been interest in Western History and rodeo history, and is the author of many articles, particularly on Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch.
Paperback, c1988, xviii. 294 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-284) and index.
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