The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction

Category: Book
By (author): Klages, Gregory
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
  HISTORY / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-)
  TRUE CRIME / General
  WEIRD / True Crime
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Dundurn
Published: May 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*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.
From The Publisher*Commemorating the one hundredth anniversary of Tom Thomson's death, cultural historian Gregory Klages offers the deepest look to date at the historical record, testimony, and archives about the artist's tragic and mysterious demise. Putting the whole range of theories under examination, he separates truth from legend in this great Canadian mystery.
Biographical NoteGregory Klages is the research director for Death on a Painted Lake: The Tom Thomson Tragedy, one of twelve archival websites produced by the international award–winning Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History project. His research concerning Thomson has appeared in Canadian and American publications, and been talked about in national newspapers. He has also shared his insights on television and radio across the country. He lives in Toronto.