Essays and Contributions by Carol Borchert Cadou, Stephen A. McLeod, J. Dean Norton, Dennis J. Pogue, Emily D. Shapiro, Laura B. Simo, and Mary V. Thompson. Edited by Stephen A. McLeod with foreword by Cokie Roberts. ISBN: 0-931917-43-3. Copyright 2010. Hardcover with 192 pages including 400 illustrations. Beautifully bound with blue linen cover and gold-edged pages.
This sumptuous anniversary book traces the compelling story of the preservation of George Washington’s iconic home by the vibrant organization of women who gave birth to America’s historic preservation movement. Graced with rare illustrations, scholarly essays, and richly detailed sidebars and narrative captions, it also includes biographical sketches of the Association’s leading figures and illuminates the personalities and events that have shaped the meticulous restoration of this national historic treasure.
Published by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Copies available exclusively through The Shops at Mount Vernon.