Houses of the Founding Fathers

January 3, 2012

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The book has just been released in a luxurious paperback edition . . .

In this updated edition, the recently relocated home of Alexander Hamilton is to be seen in new photographs of the restored house. Hamilton’s and other founding families are bought to life in rituals of birth and death, the food they ate, their household arrangements, and the way their slaves lived. Houses of the Founding Fathers offers a penetrating look at the private lives of the men who helped create the modern world.

“By bringing us into the homes of our founders, this book makes them come alive and reminds us that they were wonderfully human. With great pictures and research, it allows us to imagine their footsteps and to feel our kinship with them.”
Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin

“What a smart, elegantly conceived book this is! Hugh Howard and photographer Roger Strauss III walk us through the homes of our Founding Fathers, transporting us back in time. A real treasure!”
–Douglas Brinkley, author of The Great Deluge and The Boys of Pointe du Hoc