In addition to writing these books, I have spent much of my professional life organizing their illustration campaigns, which I intended to model the best possible approach to books on history and architecture.  Except for the business title, all seven of these books have been copiously illustrated with art and photography, sometimes numbering over 250 pictures per book.  Two have color illustrations in addition to black-and-white.  Three have maps, nearly fifty in one case.  All feature my own photography.

All are available from


Fair Play Foundation grant, 2014, Brandywine; 101 Great New Jersey Books List, New Jersey Historical Commission NJ/350, 2013,Princeton; Princeton University Office of the Vice President grant, 2012, Princeton; bestselling business titles, 2010, Consumed; Richard P. McCormick Prize, New Jersey Historical Commission, 2009, Woodrow Wilson; Honor Book, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, 2009, Woodrow Wilson; Award of Merit, Am. Assn. for State and Local History, 2009, Buildings of Delaware; New Jersey Historical Commission Grant, 2007, Woodrow Wilson; Finalist, Herbert Feis Award, American Historical Association, 2005, Walden Pond; Julia Ward Howe Special Award, Boston Authors Club, 2005, Walden Pond; Certificate of Commendation, Am. Assn. for State and Local History, 2005, Walden Pond; Masters of Science Writing/Best Sci-Tech Books of 2004, Library JournalWalden Pond; Graham Foundation for Advanced Study in the Fine Arts Award, 2001, Architecture





The Brandywine:  An Intimate Portrait

First lengthy history of the Brandywine Valley since 1941; culture, science, literature, art of Pyle and the Wyeths; extensively illustrated with rare b&w photographs and color plates.  "A fascinating journey"--Bruce Babbitt  "Enjoyable and revealing"--Ken Salazar  "Groundbreaking"--Delaware Gov. Jack Markell   

Architecture in the United States, 1800-1850

“One of the most significant books written on historic American architecture in the last half century . . . Not only well written, but beautifully designed and flawlessly reproduced . . . Deserves to be on the bookshelf of every student of American architecture”--Richard Francaviglia   Sumptuously illustrated with 50 color plates and 200 black-and-white illustrations, many very rare


Walden Pond:  A History

"Maynard has delivered what will be the enduring chronicle, from Thoreau’s first dream to our time, of one of America’s and the world’s most important historical sites"--E. O. Wilson   "Invaluable"--Tom Hayden   Throughly illustrated with photographs and maps specially drawn for this book


Princeton:  America's Campus

"This unprecedented history of the Princeton University campus is fascinating in the way that  Maynard uses the evolution of the campus architecture and landscape as a window onto the evolution of higher education in America" --Michael Graves   "A meticulous opus"--Ralph Nader   Hundreds of black-and-white photographs and maps


Woodrow Wilson:  Princeton to the Presidency

"A fascinating account"--Bill Bradley  "Masterful"--James Baker  Of "high value"--George Will  "Poignant"--James McPherson    Illustrated with rare black-and-white photographs, some never seen before

The Talent Mandate

With Andrew Benett.  In this groundbreaking look at business today, famed marketing strategist Benett shows that only truly “talent centric” organizations are destined to thrive in our fast-changing economy.  I also contributed to his previous book "Consumed," an bestselling business title. 

Buildings of Delaware in the Buildings of the United States Series

 "An indispensable reference . . . the best guide to those who want to tour Delaware since the 1938 'Federal Writers' Guide'"--Harry Themal  See my Art Blog entry, "Illustrating 'Buildings of Delaware.'"  An encyclopedic presentation featuring 449 building entries, 258 photos, and 47 maps all specially created for this landmark volume