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Encyclopedia > Walter D. Edmonds

Walter "Wat" Dumaux Edmonds (July 15, 1903 - January 24, 1998) was an American author noted for his historical novels, including the popular Drums Along the Mohawk of 1936 which was later made into a movie. July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The word author has several meanings: The author of a book, story, article or the like, is the person who has written it (or is writing it). ... An historical novel is a novel in which the story is set among historical events, or more generally, where the time the action takes place in predates the lifetime of the author -- distinguish and contrast the alternate history genre. ... Drums Along the Mohawk is an historical novel of the American Revolution written by Walter D. Edmonds. ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Walter was born in Boonville, New York, and began a longtime association with Harvard University when he entered Choate Rosemary Hall in 1919. Originally intended for chemical engineering, he became more interested in writing, and worked as managing editor of the Literary Magazine, then edited The Advocate, and received an A.B. in 1926. Boonville, New York may refer to either: the Town of Boonville, NY or the Village of Boonville, NY, which lies within the Town of Boonville. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... Choate Rosemary Hall is a prep school in Wallingford, Connecticut. ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Chemical engineering is the application of science, mathematics and economics to the process of converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms. ... The Advocate is a national gay and lesbian biweekly news magazine in the United States. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1929, he published his first novel Rome Haul, a work about the Erie Canal, later a play The Farmer Takes a Wife. He married Eleanor Stetson in 1930. 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Erie Canal - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... A play (noun) is a common literary form, usually consisting chiefly of dialog between characters, and usually intended for performance rather than reading. ... 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


Drums Along the Mohawk was on the best-seller list for two years, and second only to Gone With the Wind for part of that time. A bestseller is a book that is identified as extremely popular by its inclusion on a list of top-sellers. ... Gone With the Wind was an instant success. ...


Edmonds eventually published 34 books, many for children, as well as a number of magazine stories. He won the Newbery Medal in 1942 for The Matchlock Gun and the National Book Award in 1976. The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the most outstanding American book for children. ... 1942 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The National Book Awards are the preeminent literary awards in the United States, presented annually for the best book by a living US citizen published in the United States. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Eleanor died in 1956, Walter remarried, to Katherine Howe Baker Carr, who died in 1989. Walter Edmonds died in Concord, Massachusetts in 1998. 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Concord is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 16,993. ...


External links

  • Choate Rosemary Hall obituary (http://www.choate.edu/alumniparent/Publications/bulletin/w.s98/html/memorium2.html)
  • Remembrance from UticaOD.com (http://www.uticaod.com/archive/2003/06/30/opinion/9209.html)
  • Edmonds papers at Harvard (http://oasis.harvard.edu/html/hua04999.html)

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Walter D. Edmonds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (252 words)
Walter "Wat" Dumaux Edmonds (July 15, 1903 – January 24, 1998) was an American author noted for his historical novels, including the popular Drums Along the Mohawk (1936), which was made into a movie.
Walter was born in Boonville, New York, and began a longtime association with Harvard University when he entered Choate Rosemary Hall in 1919.
Walter Edmonds died in Concord, Massachusetts, in 1998.
Walter D. Edmonds, Former Overseer, Dies at Age 94 (173 words)
Walter D. Edmonds, Former Overseer, Dies at Age 94
Walter D. Edmonds '26, a member of the Board of Overseers from 1944 to 1950 and well-known author of the classics Drums Along the Mohawk and Chad Hanna, died Saturday at his home in Concord.
Edmonds was born at his family's summer retreat and farm near the Black River in northern Oneida County, New York.
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