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When most of us think the homes of our Founding Fathers, our thoughts go reflexively to just two famous mansions: Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and George Washington's Mount Vernon. Houses of the Founding Fathers broadens our view with photographic tours of forty 18th century houses once owned by the men and women who helped create our nation. Located in former colonies from Maine to Georgia, these varied abodes lend us a palpable sense of this surprising mix of merchants, farmers, landowners, and professional men who formed the nucleus of our independence movement. The color photography of Roger Straus III heightens our awareness of the everyday lives of leaders who changed ours.