Hugh Howard's latest book, Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War: America's First Couple and the Second War of Independence, presents a gripping account of American history as James and Dolley Madison experienced it. Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War rediscovers a conflict fought on land and sea, from the shores of the Potomac to the Great Lakes, that proved to be a critical turning point for the United States.
Howard's other books include The Houses of the Founding Fathers, a journey to each of the thirteen colonies, Dr. Kimball and Mr. Jefferson, which revisits the early days of American architecture and the rediscovery of such earlier practitioners as Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Charles Bulfinch, and William Thornton by twentieth-century scholar Fiske Kimball; Colonial Houses: The Historic Homes of Williamsburg; Natchez: Jewel of the Mississippi; and Thomas Jefferson, Architect. Howard also wrote House-Dreams, an award-winning memoir, and Wright for Wright, an architectural biography of Frank Lloyd Wright. He lives in East Chatham, NY with his wife and two teenage daughters.