Walter D. Edmonds

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Birthday
15, 1903
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 24, 1998 (94)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
15, 1903
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 24, 1998 (94)

About

An American author of historical novels, he is perhaps best known for Drums Along the Mohawk, a work that focuses on the lives of American Revolutionary-era settlers in New York. His other works include Chad Hanna, The Big Barn, and Erie Water.

Before Fame

He graduated from Harvard University in 1926. He published his debut novel, Rome Haul, three years later.

Trivia

His numerous literary awards include the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, the Newbery Medal, and the National Book Award for Children's Literature.

Family Life

He grew up in Boonville, New York. He married Katherine Howe Baker Carr in 1956.

Associated With

His novel, Drums Along the Mohawk, was made into a film directed by John Ford.

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