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A Museum of Early American Tools (Americana) By Eric Sloane Cover Image
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The Conquest of Gaul By Julius Caesar, S. A. Handford (Translated by), Jane P. Gardner (Revised by), Jane P. Gardner (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Julius Caesar, S. A. Handford (Translated by), Jane P. Gardner (Revised by), Jane P. Gardner (Introduction by)
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The Warriors: Reflections on Men in Battle By J. Glenn Gray, Hannah Arendt (Introduction by) Cover Image
By J. Glenn Gray, Hannah Arendt (Introduction by)
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Secret Agent 666: Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult By Richard B. Spence Cover Image
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The Prince Of The Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq By Rory Stewart Cover Image
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The Boer War: London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria and Ian Hamilton's March (Bloomsbury Revelations) By Sir Winston S. Churchill Cover Image
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The Civil War: A Concise History and Picture Sourcebook (Dover Pictorial Archives) By John Grafton (Editor) Cover Image
By John Grafton (Editor)
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Clash of Wings: World War II in the Air By Walter J. Boyne Cover Image
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On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society By Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman Cover Image
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Blood and Ruins: The Last Imperial War, 1931-1945 By Richard Overy Cover Image
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Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence By Paul Scharre Cover Image
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The Art of War (Dover Military History) By Sun Tzu Cover Image
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New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

  • Daniel Garber
  • Edward Redfield
  • George Sotter
  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Walter Baum
  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.