National Geographic Guide to America's Great Houses: More Than 150 Outstanding Mansions Open to the Public
Enter the world of the rich and famous of America's past...by visiting the mansions they left behind, now open to the public. This unique guide leads you in words and pictures through the opulent estates of the industrialists, wildcatters, inventors, and others whose lives define the American success story. Practical information helps plan your visits, while each entry tells the stories of the houses, architects, and owners, and describes the period furniture and decor. All 50 states are represented, giving you hours of armchair travel to America's castles.
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