Houses of the Presidents: Childhood Homes, Family Dwellings, Private Escapes, and Grand Estates

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Little, Brown, Nov 6, 2012 - History - 256 pages
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HOUSES OF THE PRESIDENTS offers a unique tour of the houses and day-to-day lives of America's presidents, from George Washington's time to the present. Author Hugh Howard weaves together personal, presidential, and architectural histories to shed light on the way our chief executives lived. Original photography by Roger Straus III brings the houses and furnishings beautifully to life. From Jefferson's Monticello to Reagan's Rancho del Cielo, with fascinating and surprising stops between and beyond, HOUSES OF THE PRESIDENTS presents a fascinating alternative history of the American presidency.

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Review: Houses of the Presidents: Childhood Homes, Family Dwellings, Private Escapes, and Grand Estates

User Review  - Jim Blessing - Goodreads

This book contained pictures and descriptions of Presidential homes, all that I have seen except Reagan's ranch. The book was informative and the pictures were excellent. Read full review

Review: Houses of the Presidents: Childhood Homes, Family Dwellings, Private Escapes, and Grand Estates

User Review  - Catherine - Goodreads

This book has two sections of chronological chapters about houses lived in by US Presidents in some cases their childhood home; in others, presidential retreats or post-presidency residences. The ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Hugh Howard is the author of more than a dozen books on architecture, as well as Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War. His writings have also appeared in Smithsonian, New York Times, Washington Post, House Beautiful, Preservation, Early American Life, Traditional Homes, and many other publications. He lives in East Chatham, New York, with his wife and two daughters.


Roger Straus III's photography has been featured in eight books, including America's Great Railroad Stations,US I: America's Original Main Street, Mississippi Currents, Modernism Reborn, and Wright for Wright. His work has also appeared in newspapers and magazines such as the Washington Post andArchitectural Digest.

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