Walter R. Borneman

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Walter R. Borneman
Born (1952-01-05) January 5, 1952 (age 66)

Walter R. Borneman (born January 5, 1952), is an American historian and lawyer. He is the author of well-known popular books on 18th and 19th century United States history.[1][2]


He received his B.A. in 1974 from Western State College of Colorado, and received an M.A. in history there in 1975 for a thesis on "Irwin : silver camp of the Ruby Mountains";[3] in 1981 he received a law degree from the University of Denver, and practiced law.


In May 2012, his work The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--the 5-star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea was published by Little, Brown and Co.[4] It won the 2013 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature.[5][6]

He also wrote the book, American Spring which covers the Revolutionary War from its onset to the Battle of Bunker Hill, his latest book is MacArthur at War: World War II in the Pacific.[7]

He has also written a number of books about mountaineering in Colorado, where he currently lives.

His works[edit]


  • Borneman, Walter R. Rival Rails: The Race to Build America's Greatest Transcontinental Railroad. New York: Random House, 2010.[8]
    • Review, Los Angeles Times - Oct 3, 2010
    • Review BusinessWeek - Oct 20, 2010
  • Borneman, Walter R. Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America. New York: Random House, 2008 ISBN 978-1-4000-6560-8 [9]
    • Review Wall Street Journal Online - May 16, 2008
  • Borneman, Walter R. The French and Indian War: Deciding the Fate of North America. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006. ISBN 978-0-06-076184-4 .[10]
    • Review, The New York Times book review. (December 17, 2006): 14
    • Review, Providence Journal - Jan 28, 2007
  • Borneman, Walter R. 1812: The War That Forged a Nation. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2004. ISBN 978-0-06-053112-6.[11]
  • Borneman, Walter R. Alaska: Saga of a Bold Land. New York: HarperCollins, 2003.[12]
    • Translated into Russian as Borneman, Walter R, V V. Monakhov, and L A. Rusova. Сага о земле Аляска / Saga o zemle Ali︠a︡ska. Vladivostok: Dalʹnauka, 2009. OCLC 704059097.
    • Review, Juneau Empire - Apr 13, 2003


  • A Climbing Guide to Colorado’s Fourteeners,


  1. ^ World Cat authority file
  2. ^ Contemporary authors new revision series. : Volume 225. Gale, 2012 ISSN 0275-7176. WorldCat
  3. ^ WorldCat
  4. ^ Borneman, Walter R. The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--the Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea. New York: Little, Brown and Co, 2012. ISBN 9780316097840
  5. ^ "Latest NOUS Awards". Naval Order of the United States. Archived from the original on 2017-06-03. Retrieved December 23, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Previous Morison Book Awards". Naval Order of the United States, New York Commandery. Archived from the original on 2016-08-27. Retrieved December 23, 2017. 
  7. ^ Borneman, Walter R. MacArthur at War: World War II in the Pacific. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2016. ISBN 9780316405324
  8. ^ WorldCat
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  12. ^ [9780060503062 WorldCat]

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