More than 250 on-site photographs illustrate this tour of homes of many of the Lone Star State's most powerful political leaders. From the Governor's Mansion in Austin to the Texas White House near Johnson City, from Sam Houston's "Wigwam" in Huntsville to the Eisenhower birthplace in Denison, almost a score of homes of Texas governors and presidents are open to the public. Two fine Victorian residences which once were governors' homes now are B&Bs, in Galveston and Weatherford. Another three dozen houses, while privately owned today, may be viewed when driving through hometowns from Lubbock to LaPorte, from Uvalde to Haskell. This travel book provides directions to these houses, as well as photos and stories of the men and women and their families who brought life to these plantation homes, log cabins, ranch houses, and mansions.