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Borneman, Walter R. 1952-

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Works: 33 works in 87 publications in 1 language and 7,924 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Guidebooks  Pictorial works 
Classifications: E199, B
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The French and Indian War : deciding the fate of North America by Walter R Borneman( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,463 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, which one historian called truly the first world war, would decide the fate of the entire North American continent--not just between Great Britain and France, but for the Spanish and the Native Americans as well. Fought across virgin wilderness, from Nova Scotia to the forks of the Ohio River, the French and Indian War is best remembered for dogged frontier campaigns and the momentous battle of Quebec on the Plains of Abraham--and the seeds of discord sown in its aftermath would give root to the American Revolution. We encounter George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, William Pitt, William Shirley, Edward Braddock, Wolfe and Montcalm, and Major Robert Rogers, a legend misunderstood.--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 1,369 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."--BOOK JACKET
Polk : the man who transformed the presidency and America by Walter R Borneman( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,346 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
The admirals : Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--the five-star admirals who won the war at sea by Walter R Borneman( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,069 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 957 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
Rival rails : the race to build America's greatest transcontinental railroad by Walter R Borneman( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 912 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" --Cover, p. 2
Polk the man who transformed the presidency and America by Walter R Borneman( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 288 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
A climbing guide to Colorado's fourteeners by Walter R Borneman( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Rival rails the race to build America's greatest transcontinental railroad by Walter R Borneman( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 130 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
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 54 libraries worldwide
Polk [the man who transformed the presidency and America] by Walter R Borneman( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
A biography of a misunderstood and under-appreciated American president follows the political career of James K. Polk and the events of his administration, including the acceptance of Texas into the union and the expansion of presidential powers
Colorado's other mountains : a climbing guide to selected peaks under 14,000 feet by Walter R Borneman( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Building Alaska ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Recounts the great engineering projects that transformed the forbidding wilderness of Alaska into a habitable destination
14000 feet : a celebration of Colorado's highest mountains by Walter R Borneman( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Alaska : a narrative history by Walter R Borneman( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Rival rails [the race to build America's greatest transcontinental railroad] by Walter R Borneman( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the frantic race to build a transcontinental railroad route across the American Southwest and recounts the battle to control the heavily contested transportation corridors through narrow mountain passes and across rivers
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
Walter V. Berry : inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist for children by Walter R Borneman( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
How I failed to make a fortune in real estate and so can you! by Walter R Borneman( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
American spring : lexington, concord, and the road to revolution by Walter R Borneman( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 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 of the war were much more 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
 
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