Nebraska Authors

Hawthorne Daniel

AKA: Lucien Hawthorne Daniel

Born 1890-01-20 Norfolk, NE (USA)

Son of Dr. David Rush Daniel and Nancy Ann Daniel

Died 1981-01-02
Lynchburg, VA (USA)

Buried 1981-01-04
Omaha, NE (USA)
West Lawn Cemetery, Omaha, NE

Places Lived

Norfolk, NE
Charlottesville, VA
Washington, D.C.
New York, NY
Queens, NY
Yonkers, NY
Lynchburg, VA

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


Fiction; Sea stories; Historical novels for teen-age readers; Ghost writer in collaboration with prominent individuals in fields of businss, law, exploration, big-game hunting, Americanism;


U.S. Naval Academy, MD, 1908
Iowa State College, 1909-10
Columbia University, NY, 1914-16
New York University, NY, 1915-16;


Reporter for Omaha Bee
Editor of various periodicals
Curator of printing and publishing
War Correspondent

Places Worked

American Museum of Natural History, New York
Pacific Theater and Europe as war correspondent


Medal of Oregon Trail Memorial Association for The End of the Track, 1937
Navy Commendation for service as war correspondent, 1945
Citation, Assembly of Captive European Nations, for The Ordeal of the Captive Nations, 1960


U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association
Columbia University Club
Explorers Club
Nebraska Press Association


In the Favour of the King. 1922.
Ships of the Seven Seas. 1925 and 1930. (rev.ed.)
The Gauntlet of Dunmore. 1926.
The Honor of Dunmore. 1927.
The Clipper Ship. 1928.
The Red Rose of Dunmore. 1928.
The Seal of the White Buddha. 1928.
Bare Hands. 1929.
The Misadventures of Tropical Mexico. 1929.
Peggy of Old Annapolis. 1930.
The Shadow of the Sword. 1930.
Dorothy Stanhope - Viginian. 1931.
Shuttle and Sword. 1932.
The Lost Professor. 1933.
Broken Dykes. 1934.
End of the Track 1936. (Biography of James H. Kyner)
Head Wind. 1936.
Householder's Complete Handbook. 1936 and 1939. (rev. ed.)
Uncle Sam's Navy. 1940.
Wampoa. 1941.
North America: Wheel of the Future. 1942.
Fogbound. 1943.
Islands of the Pacific. 1943.
Islands of the East Indies. 1944.
For Want of a Nail. 1948.
Judge Medina: A Biography. 1952.
The Captain Leaves His Ship. 1954. (with Jan Cwiklinski)
The Happy Warrior. 1956. (with Emily Smith Warner)
The Ordeal of the Captive Nations. 1958.
Public Libraries for Everyone. 1961.
A Different Kind of War: the little known story of the combined forces created in China by the U.S. Navy and Chinese during WWII. 1967. (written by Vice Admiral Milton E. Miles, USN and prepared by Hawthorne Daniel from the original manuscript)
Ferdinand Magellan: A Biography. 1968.

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