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Borneman, Walter R. 1952-

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Works: 32 works in 111 publications in 1 language and 9,959 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Guidebooks  Pictorial works  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E417, B
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Publications about Walter R Borneman
Publications by Walter R Borneman
Most widely held works by Walter R Borneman
The French and Indian War : deciding the fate of North America by Walter R Borneman( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,495 libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1754, deep in the wilderness of western Pennsylvania, a very young George Washington suffered his first military defeat, and a centuries-old feud between Great Britain and France was rekindled. The war that followed would be fought across virgin territories, from Nova Scotia to the forks of the Ohio River, and it would ultimately decide the fate of the entire North American continent--not just between Great Britain and France, but also for the Spanish and the Native American populations. Noted historian Walter R. Borneman brings to life an epic struggle for a continent what Samuel Eliot Morison called 'truly the first world war' and emphasizes how the seeds of discord sown in its aftermath would take root and blossom into the American Revolution
Polk : the man who transformed the presidency and America by Walter R Borneman( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,391 libraries worldwide
The first complete biography of a president often overshadowed in image but seldom outdone in accomplishment. James K. Polk's pledge to serve a single term, which many thought would make him a lame duck, enabled him to rise above electoral politics and to outflank his adversaries. Thus he plotted and attained a formidable agenda: He fought for and won tariff reductions, reestablished an independent Treasury, and most notably, brought Texas into the Union, bluffed Great Britain out of the lion's share of Oregon, and wrested California and much of the Southwest from Mexico. In tracing Polk's life and career, author Borneman dispels conventional views of Polk as an accidental president. Instead, we see Polk as he was--a decisive, if not partisan, statesman whose near doubling of America's boundaries and expansive broadening of executive powers redefined the country at large, as well as the nature of its highest office.--From publisher description
1812 : the war that forged a nation by Walter R Borneman( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,365 libraries worldwide
"Here are the stories of commanding generals such as America's Henry "Granny" Dearborn, double-dealing James Wilkinson, and feisty Andrew Jackson, as well as Great Britain's gallant Sir Isaac Brock, overly cautious Sir George Prevost, and Rear Admiral George Cockburn, the man who put the torch to Washington. Here too are those inadvertently caught up in the war, from heroine farm wife Laura Secord, whom some call Canada's Paul Revere, to country doctor William Beanes, whose capture set the stage for Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner."" "1812: The War That Forged a Nation presents a sweeping narrative that emphasizes the struggle's importance to America's coming-of-age as a nation. Though frequently overlooked between the American Revolution and the Civil War, the War of 1812 did indeed span half a continent - from Mackinac Island to New Orleans and Lake Champlain to Horseshoe Bend - and it paved the way for the conquest of the other half."--Jacket
The admirals : Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--the five-star admirals who won the war at sea by Walter R Borneman( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,162 libraries worldwide
A unique collective biography of the four men who "with a combination of nimble counsel, exasperating ego, studied patience, and street-fighter tactics" shaped the modern U.S. Navy to win WWII at sea
Alaska : saga of a bold land by Walter R Borneman( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 914 libraries worldwide
The history of Alaska is filled with stories of new land and new riches -- and ever present are new people with competing views over how these resource should be used. Russians exploiting a fur empire; explorers checking rival advances; prospectors stampeding to the clarion call of "Gold!"; soldiers battling out a decisive chapter in world war; oil wildcatters looking for a different kind of mineral wealth; and always at the core of these disputes is the question of how the land is to be used and by whom
American spring : Lexington, Concord, and the road to revolution by Walter R Borneman( Book )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 906 libraries worldwide
"When we reflect on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first weeks and months of 1775 were very tenuous, and a fractured and ragtag group of colonial militias had to coalesce to have even the slimmest chance of toppling the mighty British Army
Rival rails : the race to build America's greatest transcontinental railroad by Walter R Borneman( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 901 libraries worldwide
"After the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869, the rest of the country was up for grabs, and the race was on. The prize: a better, shorter, less snowy route through the corridors of the American Southwest, linking Los Angeles to Chicago. In Rival Rails, Borneman lays out in compelling detail the sectional rivalries, contested routes, political posturing, and ambitious business dealings that unfolded as an increasing number of lines pushed their way across the country"--Page 2 of cover
MacArthur at war : World War II in the Pacific by Walter R Borneman( Book )
4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 libraries worldwide
World War II changed the course of history; MacArthur changed the course of World War II. Broneman details the military strategies MacArthur employed, explores how his personality and ego translated into military successes and failures, and shows how MacArthur's influence spread far beyond the war-torn Pacific
Polk : the man who transformed the presidency and America by Walter R Borneman( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Through Borneman's arrative, Polk emerges as the man who won a war, doubled America's size, and empowered the executive branch--in just a single term--against a contentious political backdrop
Rival rails the race to build America's greatest transcontinental railroad by Walter R Borneman( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
The driving of the golden spike at Promontory Summit, which marked the completion of the country's first transcontinental railroad, was only the beginning of the race for railroad dominance. In the aftermath of this feat, several railroads raced for the prize of a southern transcontinental route. While much has been written about the first railroad, the bulk of the history of railroad history has been largely ignored. Here, Walter Borneman picks up where most other histories leave off
A climbing guide to Colorado's fourteeners by Walter R Borneman( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
American spring : Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution by Walter R Borneman( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Follow 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 a Virginian named George Washington taking command of colonial forces on July 3, 1775. The story of how a decade of discontent erupted into an armed rebellion that forged the nation
Iron Horses : America's Race to Bring the Railroads West by Walter R Borneman( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
After the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869, the rest of the country was up for grabs, and the race was on. The prize: a better, shorter, less snowy route through the corridors of the American Southwest, linking Los Angeles to Chicago. In his book, Borneman examines the sectional rivalries, contested routes, political posturing, and ambitious business dealings that unfolded as an increasing number of lines pushed their way across the country
MacArthur at war : World War II in the Pacific by Walter R Borneman( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
The definitive account of General Douglas MacArthur's rise during World War II, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals.World War II changed the course of history. Douglas MacArthur changed the course of World War II. MacArthur at War will go deeper into this transformative period of his life than previous biographies, drilling into the military strategy that Walter R. Borneman is so skilled at conveying, and exploring how personality and ego translate into military successes and failures.Architect of stunning triumphs and inexplicable defeats, General MacArthur is the most intriguing military leader of the twentieth century. There was never any middle ground with MacArthur. This in-depth study of the most critical period of his career shows how MacArthur's influence spread far beyond the war-torn Pacific
Marshall Pass : Denver & Rio Grande, gateway to the Gunnison country : featuring the Dow Helmers collection by Walter R Borneman( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Colorado's other mountains : a climbing guide to selected peaks under 14,000 feet by Walter R Borneman( Book )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
14000 feet : a celebration of Colorado's highest mountains by Walter R Borneman( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Building Alaska ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Recounts the great engineering projects that transformed the forbidding wilderness of Alaska into a habitable destination
The admirals : Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--the five-star admirals who won the war at sea by Walter R Borneman( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
A unique collective biography of the four men who "with a combination of nimble counsel, exasperating ego, studied patience, and street-fighter tactics" shaped the modern U.S. Navy to win WWII at sea
Alaska : a narrative history by Walter R Borneman( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
 
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