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Houses of the Presidents: Childhood Homes, Family Dwellings, Private Escapes, and Grand Estates, Hardcover, White House Gift Shop Gold Seal on Back Cover for Collection & Gift Value
Houses of the Presidents: Childhood Homes, Family Dwellings, Private Escapes, and Grand Estates, Hardcover, White House Gift Shop Gold Seal on Back Cover for Collection & Gift Value


 
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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. Publication Date:2102

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"With gorgeous photos and a rich, fascinating text . . . HOUSES OF THE PRESIDENTS is the gift book that will grab everyone on your list, from your history-buff grandfather to your real-estate-obsessed sister. . . . The photographs are highly evocative, with a strong sense of place. The text encompasses architectural history, family stories and presidential lore. . . . A visual treat and an entertaining and informative read." (More Magazine )

Among the book's pleasures is the way it delivers American history in manageable bites. If you had to point to one thing that distinguishes the homes of American presidents from those of ordinary mortals, ultimately it wouldn't be the wallpaper or the plumbing, but the way history inhabits the walls. (The Wall Street Journal )

"The White House is just a place to live for a few years; the places in this book are homes. A marvelous volume for the whole family to enjoy." (-Louisville Courier-Journal)

"Author Hugh Howard uses the houses as a device to relate the stories of the presidents and the forces that shaped them. . . . Photos by Roger Straus III let us see how the presidents lived." (-Akron Beacon Journal )


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