Frederick W. Turner

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Frederick W. Turner (sometimes Frederick Turner), born in Chicago in 1937, [1] is an American writer of history, including an acclaimed biography of the naturalist John Muir, and historical novels. He has published a revised and annotated edition of Geronimo's 1906 autobiography.


Turner received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1976 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1981. [2] [3] [4]


Since the turn of the 21st century, Turner has published three novels:


Turner's earlier works were histories and biographies, particularly of figures and periods of the American West:

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  2. "Frederick Turner", Book Reporter
  3. "Frederick Turner", Guggenheim Foundation website
  4. NEA Literature Fellowships Archived 2009-11-19 at WebCite , NEA website
  5. "1929: A Novel of the Jazz Age" (Review), Publishers Weekly, 05/12/2003
  6. "Redemption" (Review), Kirkus Reviews, Aug. 15, 2006
  7. "BEYOND GEOGRAPHY: The Western Spirit Against the Wilderness" (Review), Kirkus Reviews, 1980
  8. "Book Reviews: Rediscovering America", 27 Nat. Resources J. 949 (1987)
  9. "REDISCOVERING AMERICA: John Muir in His Time and Ours" (Review), Kirkus Reviews, 1985
  10. (Review): "'Rediscovering America: John Muir in His Time and Ours', By Frederick W. Turner" , Journal of American History, Volume 73, Issue 2, Pp. 490-491
  11. "Rediscovering America: John Muir in His Time and Ours. By Frederick Turner" (Review), Environmental History Review, Volume 10, Issue 4, Pp. 306-307
  12. "Rediscovering America: John Muir in His Time and Ours. By Frederick W. Turner" (Review), Forest & Conservation History, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pp. 42-43
  13. Silas Chamberlin, "Review of Donald Worster, 'A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir'", NeoAmericanist, Vol. 4 no. 2 (Spring/Summer 2009)
  14. "Review: Spirit of Place: The Making of An American Literary Landscape by Frederick Turner", Kirkus Reviews
  15. "A Border of Blue: Along the Gulf of Mexico From the Keys to the Yucatan" (Review), Entertainment Weekly, issue #160 Mar 05, 1993
  16. "When the Boys Came back" (Review), Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 1996
  17. Lee Sandlin, "In Praise of the Gross," Wall Street Journal , February 2, 2012.