Books

Direct links to purchase Peter’s books are listed below. For most titles, special prices will be listed for e-books on Smashwords, using coupon codes available to subscribers:

New Release: Sep. 30, 2021

Becoming an Architect: My Voyage of Discovery

One architect’s voyage of discovery in the mid-century building boom entertains, informs and instructs

Manifest Destiny

“Grandpa followed the trail of Lewis and Clark, built rails to open up the West and helped fulfill America’s Manifest Destiny. Learning what architecture is, what it should be and how I fit in would be mine.” –Peter H. Green, AIA, Architect and Author

Discovering Architecture

Once Peter had decided at an early age he wanted to design buildings, the desire turned into a quest: picking the right college, learning to compete in a larger arena and at last seeking an architectural degree. Along the way he met opponents and obstacles and dodged or overcame them. He traveled to study architecture in its original setting, absorbing its history and culture. En route he met many people and learned a lot about human nature. He sketched what he saw and told stories he recalled, honing his visual and verbal communication skills. It’s all part of how he acquired his expertise, met a few great mentors and unlocked secrets of his survival in a complex, difficult and ever-changing profession.

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Readers Praise Becoming an Architect

Enjoyable, fun and courageous! Although there are plenty of books about great architects,  very few of them show how architects think and conceptualize…Despite the newer Design-Build delivery systems, it’s still  the vision of the owner and the and the architect that forms the seed of every project.

—Robert O. Little, Former President, Ittner Architects, St. Louis

Overall, I found the book very entertaining. I particularly liked the travels in Ireland, France and Turkey with…wonderful sketches of famous places…[and] some very funny anecdotes.

—David Margolis, Author of The Myth of Dr. Kugelman and The Misadventures of Buddy Jones

I loved the adventure of continuing to work while getting farther and farther from the nest. Milan! The Orient Express! Istanbul! Great characters—the South Africans, the Turkish vendor, Elias and Catherine (“Oh darn, I missed it by that much!”), Charlie, Stan, Bulent, Omar, the architecture in Milan and Istanbul, Turkish history and customs were all fascinating.

—C. Michael Lederer, Career Nuclear and Environmental Scientist, University of California, Berkeley

Ben’s War with the U.S. Marines

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A biographical account of the humorous and serious World War II misadventures of Pfc. Ben Green–a low ranking but quick-witted individualist who battled the system in order to serve his country with honor and to stay alive so he could return home to his family. This book is richly illustrated with Ben Green’s sketches, and historical wartime photographs, sent home in his letters to describe his life to his children.

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Radio: One Woman’s Family in War and Pieces

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Alice Green’s recently found eyewitness accounts of her childhood, her own war the Golden Years of Radio and the postwar housing shortage reveal the light-hearted viewpoint of a shy, youngest child, who learns she can make even the stormy and outrageous characters in her own family laugh. With a little help from her son who (just barely) escaped the madhouse, her story lauds the millions of women who, like Alice, were unsung American heroes.This story survives as Alice’s triumph. Illustrated

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Architectural Mystery Series

Chicago’s Designs: A Patrick MacKenna Mystery

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Patrick MacKenna wins a coveted design job for a new client—a mob boss who’s also his girlfriend’s father, while police think a murder case he has stumbled upon is a mob hit. Meanwhile he falls helplessly for Kitty, a talented waitress his father has brought over from Ireland to work in the family’s Irish pub. Can he let down his client’s daughter, help the law solve the case and survive to finish his project—a young architect’s dream?

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A biographical account of the humorous and serious World War II misadventures of Pfc. Ben Green–a low ranking but quick-witted individualist who battled the system in order to serve his country with honor and to stay alive so he could return home to his family. This book is richly illustrated with Ben Green’s sketches, and historical wartime photographs, sent home in his letters to describe his life to his children.

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Crimes of Design: A Patrick MacKenna Mystery

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When architect Patrick MacKenna discovers the body of the city manager, a staunch advocate, at his dream project site, within hours he’s a murder suspect. He must help solve the crime to clear his name. As attacks against the infrastructure increase, he must confront a ruthless saboteur and killer to save his city, his career, his family and his very life,

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Fatal Designs: A Patrick MacKenna Mystery

When Erin MacKenna’s high school float trip is disrupted by an earthquake, separating her group from the main party, she and a younger teen stumble upon two men burying a murder victim. Having seen too much, they are kidnapped, and imprisoned by these human traffickers, drug dealers and racketeers. Her father, architect Patrick MacKenna, must neglect his earthquake-stricken clients and rescue her.

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