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Long Island and the Sea: A Maritime History By Bill Bleyer, Billy Joel (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Bill Bleyer, Billy Joel (Foreword by)
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The 1965 Palm Sunday Tornadoes in Indiana (Disaster) By Janis Thornton Cover Image
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Cbrn: Surviving Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear Events By Piero San Giorgio, Cris Millennium, Dmitry Orlov (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Texas Mass Graves: Burial Grounds of Atrocity, Massacre and Battle By Kathy Benjamin Cover Image
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A Deadly Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm By John Dodge Cover Image
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Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid By Jessica Alexander Cover Image
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The First 72 Hours: A Community Approach to Disaster Preparedness By Margaret R. O'Leary (Editor) Cover Image
By Margaret R. O'Leary (Editor)
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Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival By Anderson Cooper Cover Image
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All Creatures Safe and Sound: The Social Landscape of Pets in Disasters By Sarah E. DeYoung, Ashley K. Farmer, Leslie Irvine (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Prepared Neighborhoods: Creating Resilience One Street at a Time By Scott James, Luan Johnson (Editor) Cover Image
By Scott James, Luan Johnson (Editor)
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Bravo Alpha Elevens: A Manual For Life By R. K. Taylor Cover Image
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This Is Chance!: The Great Alaska Earthquake, Genie Chance, and the Shattered City She Held Together By Jon Mooallem Cover Image
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Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.

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.