Michilimackinac: A Tale of the Straits
Michilimackinac: A Tale of the Straits
By: David A. Turrill
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This rich and captivating historical novel captures the events and occupants of Fort Michilimackinac during the French and Indian War. Detailed descriptions of the Ottawa, Potawotomi, and Ojibway tribes, their partnerships with French trappers, the intrusion of the Anglais and the resulting bloodshed are skillfully detailed in this gripping tale of the Straits.
"This could have been a dull book. History often is. But Turrill instead breathes life, and blood, into what he calls the ghost of Michilimackinac. Turrill's steady hand quickly snaps it back into a living history lesson, filling in rich detail of pioneer life, customs, and sequences of events." -The Saginaw News

"An incredible amount of digging and sifting has gone into reconstructing life in the Straits of Mackinac in the days of French and Indian rule. David Turrill fleshes out the relationships, the rivalries, and the recriminations that might have shaped those chapters in Michigan's early history. It's lively reading." -The Detroit Free Press
About the Author
David A. Turrill was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan, where he has lived most of his life. He has traveled extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. The author has bachelor's and master's degrees in history from Saginaw Valley State University and has been a teacher of literature and history in Michigan secondary schools for thirty years. He served in the United States Air Force as a combat photographer from 1966-1970, including a tour of duty in Vietnam.

Mr. Turrill currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is the Director of Theatre at Belding High School. He is also the author of A Bridge to Eden.
Pages: 466
Retail price: $14.95