HOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA is featured in this week’s giveaway

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of HOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA by by Hugh Howard and Roger Straus

HOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA: The Homes of Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, and Others Who Shaped the Era

A revealing historical and photographic tour of the homes of influential Civil War figures, including Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Clara Barton, Stonewall Jackson, and others.

Timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and a fitting sequel to Houses of the Presidents, HOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA takes readers into the daily lives of the most important historical figures in the nation-defining conflict. From modest abolitionist homes to the plantations of the antebellum south. Howard and Straus bring the most intimate moments of the war to life. With insightful narrative and gorgeous photography, HOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA demonstrates–through these landmark homes–the nation we were and the nation we became.

About the authors:
Hugh Howard is the author of more than a dozen books on history and architecture, including Houses of the Presidents, Houses of the Founding Fathers, and Mr. and Mrs. Madison’s War. His writings have appeared in Smithsonian, New York Times, Washington Post, and more. Before devoting his life to writing full-time, Howard was known as the founding editor of The Eastfield Record, the vice president of the New York Times Book Company, and had served as writer, researcher, and scout for a number of television specials broadcast on the A&E Networks. Howard frequently collaborates with Roger Straus III, the photographer featured in this book. Howard lives in Columbia County, New York.

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 and Architectural Digest.

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We will pick the winners on December 12th.