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Atheism Destroys: How Godlessness Destroys the Pillars of Civilization—and How to Fight Back (Atheism Kills #2) By Barak Lurie, Bishop Robert Sterns (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Life After Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption By Nancy Mullane Cover Image
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Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing By Ted Conover Cover Image
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Halfway House: Prisoner Reentry and the Shadow of Carceral Care (Alternative Criminology #26) By Liam Martin Cover Image
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The Green Wall: The Story of a Brave Prison Guard's Fight Against Corruption Inside the United States' Largest Prison System By D. J. Vodicka Cover Image
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Exit to Freedom By Calvin C. Johnson, Greg Hampikian, Barry Scheck (Afterword by) Cover Image
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The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions By Helen Prejean Cover Image
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Death before Sentencing: Ending Rampant Suicide, Overdoses, Brutality, and Malpractice in America's Jails By Andrew R. Klein, Jessica L. Klein (With) Cover Image
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A Tale of Two Murders: Guilt, Innocence, and the Execution of Edith Thompson By Laura Thompson Cover Image
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Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People's Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time By James Kilgore Cover Image
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Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace: A Memoir By Michael Morton Cover Image
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The Healing Stage: Black Women, Incarceration, and the Art of Transformation (Black Performance and Cultural Criticism) By Lisa Biggs 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.