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Lawrence Schoonover was a successful author of highly popular historical and biographical novels. He left a legacy of exceptionally readable and thoroughly researched works of great interest to lovers of history, adventure, and romance. Schoonover was born in Iowa and graduated from the University of Wisconsin before moving to New York City to work for a large advertising agency. In the spring of 1948, he began research for what was later published as The Burnished Blade, the novel which immediately won him critical accolades and was chosen as a Literary Guild selection. Many editions and millions of copies of his works have been printed and translated into eight languages, including Spanish and Norwegian. -- Amazon.com
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