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Walter R. Borneman

Biography

Walter R. Borneman

Walter Borneman is the author of eight works of nonfiction, including THE ADMIRALS, 1812, THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR and POLK. He holds both a master's degree in history and a law degree. He lives in Colorado.

Walter R. Borneman

Books by Walter R. Borneman

by Walter R. Borneman - History, Nonfiction

AMERICAN SPRING follows a fledgling nation from Paul Revere's little-known ride of December 1774 and the first shots fired on Lexington Green through the catastrophic Battle of Bunker Hill, culminating with George Washington taking command of colonial forces on July 3, 1775. Focusing on well-known heroes and the ordinary Americans caught up in the revolution, Walter Borneman tells the story of how a decade of discontent erupted into an armed rebellion that forged our nation.

by Walter R. Borneman - History, Nonfiction

After the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869, the rest of the United States was up for grabs, and the race was on. The prize: a better, shorter, less snowy route through the American Southwest, linking Los Angeles to Chicago. In IRON HORSES, Walter Borneman recounts the rivalries, contested routes, political posturing and business dealings that unfolded as an increasing number of lines pushed their way across the country.