American Treasures: The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address
American Treasures: The Secret Efforts to Save the
A Boston Globe BestsellerOn December 26, 1941, Secret Service agent Harry E. Neal stood on a platform at Washington’s Union Station watching a train chug off into the dark and feeling at once relieved and inexorably anxious. These were dire times. With Hitler’s armies plowing across Europe―seizing or destroying historic artifacts at will―and Japan’s devastating attack on Pearl Harbor just three weeks prior, American officials now feared an enemy attack on Washington, D.C.So, President Franklin D. Roosevelt set about hiding the country’s valuables. On the train speeding away from Neal sat four plain-wrapped cases containing the documentary history of America―including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address―guarded by a battery of agents and bound for safekeeping in the nation’s most impenetrable hiding place.American Treasures charts the creation and little-known journeys of these priceless documents. From the risky and audacious adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to our modern Fourth of July celebrations, American Treasures shows how the ideas captured in these papers underscore the nation’s strengths and hopes, and embody its fundamental values of liberty and equality. Stephen Puleo weaves exciting stori...
- ASIN: 1250126339
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island
American Treasures: The Brandywine River Museum of Art
American Treasures: The Brandywine River Museum of
The first book to celebrate the dramatic Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, setting and renowned art collection of the Brandywine River Museum of Art and its historic homes, studios, and sites relating to three generations of the Wyeth family. The Brandywine River Museum of Art is home to one of the country’s renowned collections of American art. This stunning book reveals the beauty of the museum’s remarkable holdings, housed in a renovated nineteenth-century mill building with a steel- and-glass addition overlooking the Brandywine River, and of its three historic properties—the N. C. Wyeth home and studio, the Andrew Wyeth studio, and the Kuerner Farm, which inspired over 1,000 works by Andrew Wyeth—all National Historic Landmarks. This volume features fifty of the museum’s most beloved paintings, by artists such as John Kensett, Martin Johnson Heade, William Trost Richards, Horace Pippin, and Andrew Wyeth, along with immersive photographs of the 300-acre landscape surrounding the museum and historic structures. The introduction by curator Christine Podmaniczky includes a brief history of this unique institution, its art collection, and the intimate places where the Wyeth family lived and painted. This handsome volume will appeal not only to museum visitors but also to art...
- Brand: SKIRA RIZZOLI
- ASIN: 0847859614
Lost Treasures of American History
Lost Treasures of American
To promote the movie National Treasure starring Nicolas Cage, Walt Disney Pictures identified W.C. Jameson as one of the three experts in the U.S. on finding lost treasures. Disney representatives interviewed him for publicity of the film and then spent two days with him in the mountains filming what will become part of the trailer for the film on DVD. Well known for his compelling series on America's lost mines and buried treasure, Jameson ties stories of adventurous treasure hunting to American history to add this book to Taylor's growing "fun history" series. With his storyteller's gift, he relates episodes from early explorers through the colonial period, the Civil War, and the settling of the West. As a professional treasure hunter, he has followed the trails of many of the lost mines and buried treasures he describes. Sample treasures: Sir Francis Drake Treasure, Nez Pierce Gold, Benedict Arnold Treasure, Lafayette's Sunken Riches, Maryland's Lost Silver Mine, The Wandering Confederate Treasury, Lost Treasure of the Gray Ghost, Oklahoma Outlaw Cashe, Jacob Fagan's Lost Loot, Missouri River Gold Cache, Lost Spanish Gold in the Sandia Mountains.
- ASIN: 1589792890
The Baltimore Chronicles Saga (Urban Books)
The Baltimore Chronicles Saga (Urban
Two brothers . . . Two different sides of the law . . . One hustle.Derek Fuller and Scar Johnson were separated as young boys in the Baltimore foster care system. When they finally reunited, it didn't matter to them that they were operating on different sides of the law. Derek was a cop, and Scar a notorious drug dealer, but family came first, and these two formed a partnership that was bound to make both of them very rich men--until Scar realized he couldn't keep his hands off Derek's wife.Tiphani Fuller may have been unsatisfied by her husband, but she never expected to fall for her brother-in-law. Now she's in over her head, doing things that make her no better than the criminals she sees in her courtroom. She's using her new position as a circuit court judge to feed information to Scar and his Dirty Money Crew so they can go on a crime spree with no fear of prosecution.Throw in a cast of characters including an ex-convict who'll do anything for love, a detective who's hell-bent on revenge, and a mayor who breaks more laws than the criminals on the streets, and you have a story that could only come from the mind of Treasure Hernandez. In The Baltimore Chronicles Saga, there is no difference between the bad guys and the good guys. Everyone has an agenda, and every page is full ...
- Brand: Brand: Urban Books
- ASIN: 1601625642
Pendleton Cotton Spa Towel, American Treasures
Pendleton Cotton Spa Towel, American
Our dynamic blanket pattern re-created in a supersized towel for beach, poolside or hot tub, or an instantly luxurious bathroom. Thirsty cotton velour is an ideal canvas for our Native American-inspired design. Sheared on one side for luxurious softness, looped on the other for superior absorption.
- Color: Midnight
- Brand: Pendleton
- ASIN: B01B704GGK
- UPC: 094508380535
American Quilt Treasures: Historic Quilts from the International Quilt Study Center and Museum
American Quilt Treasures: Historic Quilts from the International
Delve into a beautifully photographed exploration of the spectacular colors, rich textures, and treasured traditions of 65 of America's most remarkable quilts, each hand-selected from the permanent collection at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, the largest public collection of quilts in the world. Each quilt is a precious historic heirloom in its own right, highlighted in stunning, color-saturated photos. You'll be inspired by the beauty, workmanship, and artistry of America's quiltmaking tradition in this lush coffee-table book for all lovers of quilts and textiles. (Patterns not included.)
- Brand: That Patchwork Place
- ASIN: 1604688912
- UPC: 744527114443