THE SUNDANCE KID; The Life of Harry Alonzo Longabaugh. Donna B. Ernst.

THE SUNDANCE KID; The Life of Harry Alonzo Longabaugh

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2009. Second printing. Paperback. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 233 pgs, index, notes, b&w historical photos. He gained renown as the sidekick of Butch Cassidy, but the Sundance Kid--whose real name was Harry Alonzo Longabaugh--led a fuller life than history or Hollywood has allowed.A relative of Longabaugh through marriage, The most thorough account ever of one of the West's most infamous outlaws, tracing his life from his childhood in Pennsylvania to his involvement with the Wild Bunch and, in 1908, to his reputed death by gunshot in Bolivia.Combining genealogical research, access to family records, and explorations in historical archives, the author details the Sundance Kid's movements to paint a complete picture of the man. She recounts his homesteading days in Colorado, offers new information on his years as a cowboy in Wyoming and Canada, and cites newly uncovered records that substantiate both his outlaw activities and his attempts at self-reform. While taking readers on the wild chase that became Longabaugh's life, outracing posses and Pinkertons, Ernst corrects inaccuracies in the historical record. She demonstrates that he could not have participated in the Belle Fourche bank heist or the Tipton train robbery and refutes speculations that Butch and Sundance managed to escape their fate in Bolivia. Very Good+. Item #26388
ISBN: 9780806141152

Price: $20.00

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