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The Emergency: A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER By Thomas Fisher, Ta-Nehisi Coates (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Thomas Fisher, Ta-Nehisi Coates (Foreword by)
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Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors By Piers Paul Read Cover Image
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A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster By Rebecca Solnit Cover Image
Dog Heroes of September 11th: A Tribute to America's Search and Rescue Dogs By Nona Kilgore Bauer, Rudolph W. Giuliani (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Leadership Refined by Fire: A Firefighter's Guide to Develop Leadership Skills, Motivate and Inspire Others, and Deliver Exceptional Care for the By John M. Cuomo Cover Image
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Ten Ohio Disasters: Stories of Tragedy and Courage That Should Not Be Forgotten By Neil Zurcher Cover Image
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Promote the Dog Sitter: And Other Principles for Leading during Disasters By Edward L. Conley Cover Image
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Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago By Eric Klinenberg Cover Image
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The Book of the Dead By Muriel Rukeyser, Catherine Venable Moore (Introduction by) Cover Image
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The Vortex: A True Story of History's Deadliest Storm, an Unspeakable War, and Liberation By Scott Carney, Jason Miklian Cover Image
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When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need to Survive When Disaster Strikes By Cody Lundin, Russ Miller (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cody Lundin, Russ Miller (Illustrator)
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A Train in the Night: The Tragedy of Lac-Mégantic By Anne-Marie Saint-Cerny, Christian Quesnel (Illustrator), W. Donald Wilson (Translator) 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.