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The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong By Judith Rodin Cover Image
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Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 By Michael Capuzzo 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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Disasterology: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis By Samantha Montano Cover Image
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Trillion Dollar Triage: How Jay Powell and the Fed Battled a President and a Pandemic---and  Prevented Economic Disaster By Nick Timiraos Cover Image
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Stalking the Atomic City: Life Among the Decadent and the Depraved of Chornobyl By Markiyan Kamysh, Hanna Leliv (Translated by), Reilly Costigan-Humes (Translated by) Cover Image
By Markiyan Kamysh, Hanna Leliv (Translated by), Reilly Costigan-Humes (Translated by)
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The Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire: A Boston Tragedy (Disaster) By Stephanie Schorow Cover Image
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Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 By Stephen Puleo Cover Image
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The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why By Amanda Ripley Cover Image
Katrina: A History, 1915-2015 By Andy Horowitz Cover Image
The Nerves and Their Endings: Essays on Crisis and Response By Jessica Gaitán Johannesson Cover Image
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Coast Guard Miracles of New Orleans By Robert Mueller 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.