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Charles Leerhsen

Charles Leerhsen is a former executive editor at Sports Illustrated . He has written for Rolling Stone , Esquire , and The New York Times . His books include Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty ; Crazy Good: The Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America ; Blood and Smoke: A True Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and the Birth of the Indy 500 ; and Butch Cassidy: The True Story of an American Outlaw . He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Sarah Saffian. Visit him at