The Sundance Kid: the life of Harry Alonzo Longabaugh

Book Cover
Average Rating
University of Oklahoma Press,
Pub. Date:
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, Donna B. Ernst has spent more than a quarter century researching his life. She now brings to print 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, Ernst 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.

The Sundance Kid is enlivened by more than three dozen photographs, including family photos never before seen.

More Details
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID e14df252-feef-87c0-62cc-3ad795ec899a
full_title sundance kid the life of harry alonzo longabaugh
author ernst donna b
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-10-19 04:49:25AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Ernst, Donna B., 1946-
author_display Ernst, Donna B
available_at_arlington Central, Glencarlyn
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Nonfiction, Glencarlyn Adult Nonfiction
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id e14df252-feef-87c0-62cc-3ad795ec899a
isbn 080613982, 9780806139821
item_details ils:.b12951134|.i14044067|Central Adult Nonfiction|978 ERNST|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Oct 17, 2017|can||, ils:.b12951134|.i14044080|Glencarlyn Adult Nonfiction|978 ERNST|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Sep 11, 2017|gan||
itype_arlington Hardback
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 978 ERNST
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central, Glencarlyn
primary_isbn 9780806139821
publishDate 2009
record_details ils:.b12951134|Book|Books||English|University of Oklahoma Press,|c2009.|xxiii, 233 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b12951134|.i14044067|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b12951134|.i14044080|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||
subject_facet West (U.S.) -- Biography
title_display The Sundance Kid : the life of Harry Alonzo Longabaugh
title_full The Sundance Kid : the life of Harry Alonzo Longabaugh / Donna B. Ernst ; foreword by Daniel Buck and Anne Meadows ; introduction by Paul D. Ernst
title_short The Sundance Kid :
title_sub the life of Harry Alonzo Longabaugh