Iron Horses

America's Race to Bring the Railroads West
By Walter R. Borneman (Trade Paperback, 2014)
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $20.00 US/$22.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316371773

    • On Sale Date: 11/18/2014

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Back Bay Books

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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Walter Borneman is the author of several works of nonfiction, including the bestselling The Admirals and American Spring. He holds both a master's degree in history and a law degree. He lives in Colorado.
  • Praise for The Admirals:

    "Superbly reported... Borneman tackles the essential question of military leadership: What makes some men, but not others, able to motivate a fighting force into battle?" -- Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times

  • "Engagingly written and deeply researched... Mr. Borneman makes it easy to understand the complex series of maneuvers and counter-maneuvers at Leyte Gulf...which is not always the case with accounts of the battle." -- Andrew Roberts, Wall Street Journal

  • "A riveting introduction to the only four men in American history to have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet in recognition of their extraordinary feats." -- The History Channel

  • "An epic group portrait. Not since the heyday of Samuel Eliot Morison has a historian painted such a fine portrait of the five-star admirals who helped America beat Japan during the Second World War. Highly recommended!" -- Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University and author of The Wilderness Warrior

  • "A rousing tale of victory at sea." -- Evan Thomas, author of The War Lovers

  • "This is Walter Borneman at his best. The portrait of the forgotten admiral, Leahy, is worth the whole book. But there's scarcely a page where a reader won't learn something unexpected, and occasionally shocking." -- Thomas Fleming, author of Time and Tide

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Iron Horses
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $20.00 US/$22.00 CAN
  • Pages: 432
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316371773
  • On Sale Date: 11/18/2014
Iron Horses