Turner, Philip (1922 - )

Genre: General Fiction, Non-Fiction

Philip Turner was raised on a dairy and potato farm in Mapleton. He received his bachelors degree from the University of Maine in 1948. After earning a doctorate in soil science and business administration from Michigan State University and working for the Dupont Corporation, he returned to Maine in 1960 to manage the Aroostook Federation of Farmers in Caribou.

He is well-known for his historical novel I Am General Eaton, whose subject first interested Turner during a title search to his property in Caribou, which is on a portion of the original Eaton Land Grant. After the book was published, the Turners embarked on a 5-month tour of Navy and Marine bases along the East Coast, at which both the author and his book were well-received.

Selected Bibliography

  • Affie: The story about the people who were the Aroostook Federation of Farmers (1983)
  • Rooster: The Story of Aroostook County (1988)
  • First John: King of the Mountain (1991)
  • Loring (1994?)
  • I Am General Eaton! (1997)
  • A New Day Dawning, Yet They Hung Her in Hartland (1999)
  • Ladies First - Saints All (2003)
  • A Rebel Redeemed (2007)