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Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Help Others, Do Work that Matters, and Make Smarter Choices about Giving Back By William MacAskill Cover Image
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Fandom Acts of Kindness: A Heroic Guide to Activism, Advocacy, and Doing Chaotic Good By Tanya Cook, Kaela Joseph Cover Image
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Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen By Bob Greene Cover Image
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Transforming Disruption to Impact: Rethinking Volunteer Engagement for a Rapidly Changing World By Doug Bolton (Editor), Beth Steinhorn (Editor), Jerome Tennille (Editor) Cover Image
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Who decides who decides? How to start a group so everyone can have a voice By Ted J. Rau Cover Image
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No More Status Quo: A Proven Framework to Change the Way We Change the World By Heather Hiscox Cover Image
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The Spirit of Philanthropy: Fundraising for a Better World By Frank Pisch Cover Image
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Serving with Significance: A Guide for Leadership Level Community Influencers By M. S. Rebecca Henderson Cover Image
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Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World By Rev Alexia Salvatierra, Peter Heltzel Cover Image
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Playbook for Progressives: 16 Qualities of the Successful Organizer By Eric Mann Cover Image
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Ponds of Kalambayi: A Peace Corps Memoir By Mike Tidwell Cover Image
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When We Stand: The Power of Seeking Justice Together By Terence Lester, Gregory Boyle (Foreword by) 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.