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War and American Life: Reflections on Those Who Serve and Sacrifice Cover Image
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Spec Ops: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare: Theory and Practice Cover Image
For Every Sailor Afloat, Every Soldier at the Front: Princess Mary’s Christmas Gift 1914 Cover Image
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Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War Cover Image
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September 11: The 9/11 Story, Aftermath and Legacy Cover Image
By Associated Press, Robert de Niro (Foreword by)
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The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy Cover Image
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Myths of Modern History: From the French Revolution to the 20th Century World Wars and the Cold War - New Perspectives on Key Events Cover Image
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World War II Map by Map Cover Image
By DK, Smithsonian Institution (Contributions by)
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The Worst Military Leaders in History Cover Image
By John M. Jennings (Editor), Chuck Steele (Editor), Jeremy Blackham (Foreword by)
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Bolt Action: World War II Wargames Rules: Second Edition Cover Image
By Warlord Games, Peter Dennis (Illustrator)
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The Best of After the Battle: Then and Now Cover Image
By Winston Ramsey (Editor)
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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.