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Gustavus V Wallenstein: Military Revolution, Rivalry and Tragedy in the Thirty Years War By John Pike Cover Image
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Telling His Story: Pow #1000: The Bataan Death March and Japanese Pow Camps By Janis Pardue Hill, J. C. Pardue (Editor) Cover Image
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Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character By Jonathan Shay, M.D. Cover Image
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In Stahlgewittern, aus dem Tagebuch eines Stoßtruppführers By Ernst Jünger Cover Image
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The Medieval Soldier in the Wars of the Roses: In the Wars of the Roses By Andrew Boardman Cover Image
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Small Unit Tactics and Raids: Two Illustrated Manuals By Matthew Luke Cover Image
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Spec Ops: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare: Theory and Practice By William H. McRaven Cover Image
House to House: A Soldier's Memoir By Sgt. David Bellavia, John Bruning (With) 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.