I recently worked on a design for an Adirondack home that will be reminiscent of the rustic camps that gave that area much of its character. So I was definitely interested when American Log Homes arrived for review. Arthur Thiede and Cindy Teipner toured the U.S. seeking both old and new examples of log building. What they found ranged from a U.S. Park Service replica of Abraham Lincoln's humble boyhood home in Indiana to the opulent "Empire Mansion" in Denver, Colorado. The book includes examples from many states-from Montana to Virginia to Idaho and Nevada and, of course,