Butch Cassidy: Beyond the Graveby W.C. Jameson
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This well-researched biography of the life—and controversial death—of Robert LeRoy Parker, a.k.a. Butch Cassidy, is a journey across the late-nineteenth-century American West as we follow Cassidy’s exploits in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah, where he made his name as a surprisingly affable outlaw. More important, this book answers the question: Did Butch Cassidy, noted outlaw of the American West, survive his alleged death at the hands of Bolivian soldiers in 1908 and return to friends and family in the United States? The evidence suggesting he did is impressive and not easily dismissed, but how he lived and what identity he assumed are still debated.
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W.C. Jameson is the award-winning author of more than eighty books. He is the bestselling treasure author in America, and his prominence as a professional fortune hunter has led to stints as a consultant for the Unsolved Mysteries television show, the Travel Channel, and the History Channel. He lives in Llano, Texas.
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This is an excellent summation of an interesting life that everyone thinks they know all about. Mr. Jameson gives us a new look at the life and times of Butch Cassidy and tries to tear down some of the fallacies that have been given to us through books, magazine articles, and movies. One may have to accept the idea that maybe Cassidy did commit all of the crimes he is believed to have committed and that maybe, just maybe, he was not killed by the Bolivian army. Jameson gives a very good overview of Cassidy's early life and the possible reasons for his turning to life of crime. He traces the events or crimes that Cassidy may or may not have been involved with and his move to South America to get away from the pursuit of the Pinkerton Agency. It seems his attempts to go straight were impaired by being blamed for robberies and activities that he was not a part of at the time. Of course this period ends with a shoot out with the Bolivian army that most of us have seen in the movie. Jameson gives a review of the evidence that maybe Cassidy survived the shoot out. Evidence is there that possible he returned to the United States but there is no proof that it happened. It is left to the reader to read the evidence and to decide for themselves what they want to believe. A very interesting and captivating biography.