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Gregg M Turner

GREGG M. TURNER (b. New London, Connecticut USA) was educated in Mitchell College, Eastern Connecticut State University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.



The author of a dozen books, Turner's 'Connecticut Railroads, an Illustrated History" obtained a United States Congressional Certificate of Merit; his 'Journey to Florida Railroad History' won the Florida Book-of-the-Year award for non-fiction. His additional railway titles include: 'Railroads of Southwest Florida'; ' 'A Milestone Celebration: The Seaboard Railway to Naples and Miami'; 'A Brief History of Florida Railroads'; and 'Florida Railroads in the 1920s.' A former director of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society at Harvard Business School, Turner also has written a definitive biography of southern transport tycoon (along with Connecticut native) Henry Bradley Plant, entitled 'The Plant System of Railroads, Steamships and Hotels.'

Gregg Turner has also written two books about historical Fort Myers, Florida (winter home of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford) and one on the development of Venice, Florida in the Roaring Twenties. His newest work, 'The Florida Land Boom of the 1920s,' investigates one of the construction and migration episodes in American history.

E-mail: greggturner@msn.com

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