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Book Talk: Daniel Patterson

April 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This program is in conjunction with the current spring exhibition,  Winter Denizens, The Sweet Birds Sing Selected Works from the Louise Hauss and David Brent Miller Audubon Collection. The exhibition is on display in Louise Hauss and David Brent Miller Audubon Galleries from January 30–May 15, 2016. Free admission thanks to our business partners, but advance ticket reservation is encouraged. A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated.

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“Oh that we had more guns!”: John James Audubon’s Missouri River Journals and His Hidden Conservation Ethic

Ever since his childhood of perfect freedom to roam about the countryside of his western South Carolina home, Daniel Patterson has not ceased to be drawn to the natural world—or to books about it. He is now a scholar of early American natural history and nature writing and professor of English at Central Michigan University. His books include Early American Nature Writers: A Biographical Encyclopedia and three volumes on the 19th century American nature writer Susan Fenimore Cooper. Having completed John James Audubon’s Journal of 1826: The Voyage to The Birds of America and The Missouri River Journals of John James Audubon, he is now at work on a book that foregrounds the life of Audubon’s wife, Lucy Bakewell Audubon. Patterson and his wife, Alison Miller, live on a section of the Pine River in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.


April 14, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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