R.M. Patterson: A Life of Great Adventure

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TouchWood Editions, Jul 6, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 312 pages

David Finch’s highly regarded biography of R.M. Patterson is now available in paperback. The escapades of this great Canadian are brought to life in a story that combines the lure of gold, the thrill of wilderness exploration and comic tales about life on a southern Alberta ranch. With access to Patterson’s diaries, letters and photographs, as well as numerous interviews with Patterson and members of his family, Finch recounts the adventurous life of this well-loved outdoorsman, writer and rancher and sheds light on some of what Patterson left unsaid.

 

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Contents

Foreword by Gray Campbell
1917 to 1923
1927
1929 to 1946
A Writing Life 1947 to 1973
1974 to 1984
List of Works by R M Patterson
Endnotes
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Born in pre-revolutionary Cuba, David Finch is the only son of Canadian missionaries. After completing a portion of his education in Canada and Venezuela, Finch came to Canada for good and earned a master’s degree in post-confederation Canadian history at the University of Calgary. He presently lives in Calgary with his wife and daughter. In his spare time David likes to canoe, cross-country ski and hike in the Canadian Rockies. He builds and restores canoes and has a fine collection of watercraft.

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