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The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction (Paperback)
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The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 07/06/2016
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How did Tom Thomson die in the summer of 1917?


Was landscape painter Tom Thomson shot by poachers, or by a German-American draft dodger? Did a blow from a canoe paddle knock him unconscious and into the water? Was he fatally injured in a drunken fight? Did he end his life out of fear of being forced to marry his pregnant girlfriend?

Commemorating the one-hundredth anniversary of the death of the renowned Canadian landscape painter, The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson offers an authoritative review of the historical record, as well as some theories you might not have thought of in a hundred years. Cultural historian Gregory Klages surveys first-hand testimony and archival records about Thomson's tragic demise, attempting to sort fact from legend in the death of this Canadian icon.

Publisher: Dundurn Group Ltd
ISBN: 9781459731967
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 397 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm


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Klages' forensic archival sleuthing does provide, for the first time in almost a century, some degree of certainty surrounding this event. -- Kathleen Garay and Christl Verduyn * Archival Narratives for Canada *
The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson stands as both a conscientious case study and a larger investigation into what history can and cannot do. * Canada's History *
Klages has produced a timely and valuable contribution to the literature on Thomson that certainly will be of interest to historians, artists, and popular audiences. * Canadian Historical Review *
Klages examines each hypothesis in turn, in clean, crisp prose. * writerstrust.com *

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