Houses of the Presidents: Childhood Homes, Family Dwellings, Private Escapes, and Grand Estates (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

Houses of the Presidents: Childhood Homes, Family Dwellings, Private Escapes, and Grand Estates (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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by Hugh Howard, Roger Straus
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316215329
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
892,201
File size:
59 MB
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Meet the Author

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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Houses of the Presidents: Childhood Homes, Family Dwellings, Private Escapes, and Grand Estates 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent book.  Worth the purchase.  Includes visitor info in case you want to visit the houses. The shipping was not so good. The first book arrived damaged so I returned it to the local B&N store for reorder. The second book arrived quite well and with no hassles at  all.  I highly recommend this book.
mae2nd More than 1 year ago
Sit back and enjoy a beautifully photographed tour of presidential childhood homes. Also included are presidential vacation retreats, family residences, and estates, all with rich details about the architecture and the occupants. Twenty-two of the presidents are prominently featured, with smaller write-ups about many of the others. If you are planning a vacation and would like to visit one of these historic sites, the book offers visitor information too. This is a wonderful coffee table book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago