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The Battle of Hastings: The Fall of the Anglo-Saxons and the Rise of the Normans By Jim Bradbury Cover Image
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Samurai: A Concise History By Michael Wert Cover Image
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The Crusades: The World's Debate By Hilaire Belloc Cover Image
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When Knights Were Bold: Medieval Life; the Military Castles and Crusades, and the Towns, Guilds and Education of the Middle Ages By Eva March Tappan Cover Image
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The Story of the Bayeux Tapestry: Unraveling the Norman Conquest By David Musgrove, Michael Lewis Cover Image
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The Crusades: An Enthralling Overview of an Event in Christian History That Took Place in the Middle Ages By Billy Wellman Cover Image
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Genghis Khan: His Conquests, His Empire, His Legacy By Frank McLynn Cover Image
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A Short History of Byzantium By John Julius Norwich Cover Image
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Medieval European Armies (Men-at-Arms) By Terence Wise, Gerry Embleton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Terence Wise, Gerry Embleton (Illustrator)
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Alte Armatur und Ringkunst: A Facsimile of the Ms. Thott 290 2° By Hans Talhoffer, Michael Chidester (Editor) Cover Image
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Landscapes of the Norman Conquest By Trevor Rowley Cover Image
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The Armies of Islam 7th–11th Centuries (Men-at-Arms) By David Nicolle, Angus McBride (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Nicolle, Angus McBride (Illustrator)



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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.