Charles Long is also the author of How to Survive Without a Salary and Life After the City.
[A] fascinating account.... The book provides detailed instructions
that will enable anyone to build a stone house.-- (01/01/1999)
This volume is a fine, if concise, introduction to the joys and problems of constructing living spaces with stone. In 11 chapters and an epilog, Long details the basics of building with field stone, taking each step in the rough chronology of the building process. His prose is open and friendly, and the illustrations, both line drawings and photographs, deepen the text. Long's "compromise method" of construction provides a simpler method of construction than has otherwise been traditionally embraced with stone. A delight and an important work for the aspiring nonprofessional stonemason. Highly recommended.-- (01/01/1999)