When they declared independence in Philadelphia in 1776, the patriots changed the course of Western history, but they also had business and family backgrounds. In this breathtaking volume, a historian and photographer examine the everyday lives of the Founding Fathers.
Hugh Howard is the author of eleven books in the fields of history and architecture, most recently, Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War: American's First Couple and the Second War of Independence. His next book with photographer Roger Straus III, Houses of the Presidents, will be published in October 2012 by Little Brown. He lives in East Chatham, New York, with his wife and two daughters.
Roger Straus III spent thirty years working in book publishing before leaving to devote himself full-time to photography. His work has been featured in ten books, including America's Great Railroad Stations, and his latest book with Hugh Howard, Houses of the Presidents, will be published in October 2012 by Little Brown. He lives in North Salem, New York.
"By bringing us into the homes of our founders, "Houses of the Founding Fathers "makes them come alive and reminds us that they were wonderfully human. With great pictures and research, this book allows us to imagine their footsteps and to feel our kinship with them. After reading it, I felt wrapped in the warmth of our heritage." --Walter Isaacson, author of "Benjamin Franklin "and "Einstein"
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