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Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb: Children of the Manhattan Project By Deborah Leah Steinberg, Bob Minkin (Designed by) Cover Image
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The First Atomic Bomb: The Trinity Site in New Mexico (America’s Public Lands) By Janet Farrell Brodie Cover Image
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Winning Armageddon: Curtis Lemay and Strategic Air Command 1948-1957 (History of Military Aviation) By Trevor Albertson Cover Image
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War Stars: The Superweapon and the American Imagination By H. Bruce Franklin Cover Image
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The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy By David Hoffman Cover Image
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Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis By Serhii Plokhy Cover Image
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Defcon-2: Standing on the Brink of Nuclear War During the Cuban Missile Crisis By Norman Polmar Cover Image
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Wright Peak Elegy: A Story of Cold War, Nuclear Deterrence, and Ultimate Sacrifice By Alan D. Maddaus Cover Image
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Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War By Barbara Ehrenreich Cover Image
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The Hegemon's Tool Kit: Us Leadership and the Politics of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs) By Rebecca Davis Gibbons Cover Image
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Atomic Bill: A Journalist's Dangerous Ambition in the Shadow of the Bomb By Vincent Kiernan 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.