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Walter D. Edmonds

Writer from United States of America

Walter "Walt" Dumaux Edmonds (July 15, 1903 Boonville, New York – January 24, 1998) was an American author noted for his historical novels, including the popular Drums Along the Mohawk (1936), which was successfully made into a Technicolor feature film in 1939 directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert. In 1919 he entered The Choate School (now Choate Rosemary Hall) in Wallingford, Connecticut. Originally intending to study chemical engineering, he became more interested in writing and worked as managing editor of the Choate Literary Magazine. He graduated in 1926 from Harvard, where he edited The Harvard Advocate, and where he studied with Charles Townsend Copeland. In 1929, he published his first novel, Rome Haul, a work about the Erie Canal. The novel was adapted for the 1934 play The Farmer Takes a Wife and the 1935 film of the same name. He married Eleanor Stetson in 1930. Drums Along the Mohawk was on the bestseller list for two years, second only to Margaret Mitchell's famous 1936 novel Gone with the Wind for part of that time. Bert Breen's Barn was a winner of the 1976 National Book Award in category Children's Books. Edmonds eventually published  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Walter Dumaux Edmonds,Walter Edmonds
Date of birth
1903-07-15
Place of birth
Boonville
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Novelist, Writer

Education

Institution From To
Harvard University

Death

Date of death
1998-01-24
Place of death
Concord

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