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Barred: Why the Innocent Can't Get Out of Prison By Daniel S. Medwed Cover Image
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Off the Deep End: Jerry and Becki Falwell and the Collapse of an Evangelical Dynasty By Giancarlo Granda, Mark Ebner Cover Image
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The Violence Project: How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic By Jillian Peterson, Ph.D, James Densley, Ph.D Cover Image
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Steal This Book (50th Anniversary Edition) By Abbie Hoffman, Lisa Fithian (Foreword by) Cover Image
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From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America By Elizabeth Hinton Cover Image
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A Taste for Poison: Eleven Deadly Molecules and the Killers Who Used Them By Neil Bradbury Cover Image
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Whoever Fights Monsters: My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI By Robert K. Ressler, Tom Shachtman, Charles Spicer (Editor) Cover Image
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Abolition for the People: The Movement for a Future Without Policing & Prisons By Colin Kaepernick (Editor) Cover Image
By Colin Kaepernick (Editor)
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What's Prison For?: Punishment and Rehabilitation in the Age of Mass Incarceration By Bill Keller Cover Image
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Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair By Danielle Sered Cover Image
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The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, with a New Preface By Khalil Gibran Muhammad Cover Image
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The Devil You Know: Encounters in Forensic Psychiatry By Gwen Adshead, Eileen Horne 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.