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Charles McRaven is a graduate of the University of Arkansas (BA) and University of Mississippi (MA) and did additional work toward a PhD. Early in his career, he taught journalism, worked as an editor and publisher, and practiced public relations in Mississippi, Missouri and Arkansas. In recent decades, he has been known best for his work in restoration of historic buildings, including in and around Charlottesville; the heritage craft workshops he conducts across the country; and a steady series of books on various pioneer skills that have become classics of their type -- The Blacksmith’s Craft, Building With Stone, Stonework, Stone Primer, and The Classic Log House (all published by Storey Publishing). He and his wife, Linda, a former National Geographic picture editor, have lived for nearly 40 years in Albemarle County, where they raised their five children.