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Lucky 666: The Impossible Mission That Changed the War in the Pacific By Bob Drury, Tom Clavin Cover Image
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A Museum of Early American Tools (Americana) By Eric Sloane Cover Image
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Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasion, the Napoleonic Invasion, R By Captivating History Cover Image
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For the Common Defense: A Military History of the United States from 1607 to 2012 By Allan R. Millett, Peter Maslowski Cover Image
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Concrete Hell: Urban Warfare From Stalingrad to Iraq By Louis A. DiMarco Cover Image
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Speed of Advance: How the U.S. Navy's Convergence of People, Process, and Technology Can Help Your Business Win in the 4th Industrial Re By Marty Groover Cover Image
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The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB By Christopher Andrew Cover Image
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Las 33 estrategias de la guerra By Robert Greene Cover Image
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Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War By Stephen R. Platt Cover Image
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The Crimean War: A History By Orlando Figes Cover Image
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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt By Edmund Morris Cover Image
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Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor By Clinton Romesha 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.