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R.M. Patterson: A Life of Great Adventure

ISBN13: 9781894898959
ISBN: 1894898958
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $19.95
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
Published Date:
Pages: 312
Average Goodreads rating: 4.33/5

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.


“A worthwhile addition to the literature of the Canadian North, a good read for anyone who wants to know more about the man who helped turn the Nahanni into the legendary river that it is.”— Edmonton Journal

“Finch presents us with the unlikely portrait of the Oxford University graduate who, on a lark, came to Canada in 1924 and decided to stay.”—Calgary Herald

“Calgary historian David Finch has produced a richly detailed portrait of the gentleman adventurer behind the byline.”—The Beaver