Hugh Howard (historian)

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Hugh Howard (born 1952) is an American historian, writer, and speaker. He has written over a dozen books about architecture. His book, Houses of Civil War America, was listed as one of Southern Living 's best illustrated books of Fall 2014.[1]


Aside from writing books, Howard has also written for numerous publications including, Smithsonian, New York Times, Washington Post, House Beautiful, Preservation, Early American Life, Traditional Homes, and others.[2] He was also a researcher, writer, and scout for a few television specials produced by the A&E Network.[3]

Howard was the founding editor of The Eastfield Record and Vice President of the New York Times Book Company, Inc.. He is an Attingham scholar.[3][4] Currently he is a member on the board of directors of the Mark Twain House and Museum.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Howard lives in upstate New York with his wife, writer Elizabeth Lawrence, and their two daughters.[5]

Published work[edit]

  • Howard, Hugh (2016). Architecture's Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. Bloomsbury Press. ISBN 1620403757.
  • Howard, Hugh; Straus III, Roger (2015). Thomas Jefferson: Architect: The Built Legacy of our Third President. Rizzoli. ISBN 978-0847845392.
  • Howard, Hugh; Straus, Roger (2014). Houses of Civil War America: The Homes of Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, and Others Who Shaped the Era. Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 978-0316227988.
  • Howard, Hugh (2014). Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War: America's First Couple and the War of 1812. Bloomsbury Press. ISBN 978-1608193936.
  • Howard, Hugh; Straus, Roger (2012). Houses of the Presidents: Childhood Homes, Family Dwellings, Private Escapes, and Grand Estates. Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 978-0316133272.
  • Howard, Hugh; Straus III, Roger (2011). Writers of the American South: Their Literary Landscapes. Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books. ISBN 978-0789324146.
  • Howard, Hugh (2009). The Painter's Chair: George Washington and the Making of American Art. Bloomsbury Press. ISBN 1596912448.
  • Howard, Hugh (2007). Houses of the Founding Fathers: The Men who Made America and the Way They Lived. Artisan. ISBN 978-1579655105.
  • Howard, Hugh (2006). Dr. Kimball and Mr. Jefferson: Rediscovering the Founding Fathers of American Architecture. Bloomsbury USA. ISBN 978-1582344553.
  • Howard, Hugh; Kurzaj, Radek (2004). Colonial Houses: The Historic Homes of Williamsburg. Harry N. Abrams. ISBN 978-0810943391.
  • Howard, Hugh; Strauss III, Roger (2003). Natchez: The Houses and History of the Jewel of the Mississippi. Rizzoli. ISBN 978-0847825721.
  • Howard, Hugh (2003). Thomas Jefferson: Architect. Rizzoli. ISBN 978-0847825462.
  • Howard, Hugh (2001). House-Dreams. Algonquin Books. ISBN 978-1565122932.
  • Howard, Hugh (2001). Wright for Wright. Rizzoli. ISBN 978-0847823666.
  • Howard, Hugh (1992). Preservationist's Progress: Architectural Adventures in Conserving Yesterday's Houses. Noonday Pr. ISBN 978-0374523404.
  • Howard, Hugh (1989). How Old is This House?. Farrar Straus & Giroux. ISBN 978-0374173241.
  • Howard, Hugh (1987). I'm Not Doing it Myself: The Comprehensive Guide to Managing a Home Construction or Renovation Project. Farrar Straus & Giroux. ISBN 978-0374520588.
  • Howard, Hugh (1986). The Home Inspection Handbook. Main Street Books. ISBN 978-0385231947.


  1. ^ Kitchens, Melody (14 October 2014). "Fall's Best New Southern Design Books". Southern Living. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Hugh Howard to discuss, sign new book at Stowe House". West Hartford News. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Hugh Howard Book Signing". A Cappella Books. 2014. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Hugh Howard: Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War". Pritzker Military Museum and Library. 11 April 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Hugh Howard". Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved 19 March 2015.

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