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Book Review: He Rode With Butch and Sundance, by Mark T. Smokov

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Originally published on Published Online: March 30, 2013 
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He Rode With Butch and Sundance: The Story of Harvey "Kid Curry" Logan, by Mark T. Smokov, University of North Texas Press, Denton, 2012, $29.95

Opening his biography of the outlaw known as Kid Curry, Mark Smokov writes, "Harvey Logan…has generally been portrayed as a cold-blooded killer, without any compassion or conscience, possessed of limited intelligence." The author then proceeds to shatter that myth with mesmerizing detail in this definitive biography of a member of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, aka the Wild Bunch.

Born in Iowa in 1867, Curry came of age in Kansas City, Mo., and ultimately moved with an older brother to cowboy in Montana Territory. There Curry killed a neighboring rancher and fled, turning to rustling and, eventually, robbing banks and trains. Smokov argues that Curry wasn't just a member of the Wild Bunch's "Train Robbers' Syndicate" but its head, adding that no solid evidence even links Butch Cassidy to any train robbery. Finally, he argues persuasively that Curry indeed was killed after a train robbery outside Parachute, Colo., in 1904. He Rode With Butch and Sundance is one of the most revealing offerings to Hole-in-the-Wall Gang history published in years.

Johnny D. Boggs


One Response to “Book Review: He Rode With Butch and Sundance, by Mark T. Smokov”

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    David Logan says:

    It's about time someone stood up for Harvey Andrew Logan (aka) Kid Curry). If you talk to the good folks up in Landusky, Mt. You will get a different view of Harvey and his brothers. They were well liked by all.

    Thanks, Mark for helping bring to light the truth about the Logan Boys.
    Marks book is full of facts which he backs up. Very easy to read. It's hard to put down when you get started reading.

    Harvey Logan is a cousin to me and I have researched his life for many years.

    Dave Logan – Estes Park, Co

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