Who loves books!? Apart from having to move them in bulk, books are hard to beat. I’m a big fan of non-fiction history books, but you might have assumed that already. Large, color printed art books are wonderful to flip through too. I could spend hours looking at a reference book on trees or vintage clocks. Am I losing you??

I know, I’m a nerd for these types of books, but that’s what got me excited about this project. The stories, details, and facts! These are very important to me because they give me the information I need to build a believable and interesting Autumn. Go ahead and browse through my stacks and see if there’s anything that peaks your interest…

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The Great Bridge
by David McCullough
The dramatic and enthralling story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge at the time, a tale of greed, corruption, and obstruction but also of optimism, heroism, and determination, told by master historian ...
The German Element of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
by John W. Wayland
This valley includes the counties of Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Page, Warren, Frederick, and Clarke of VA, and the counties of Berkeley, and Jefferson of WV. The majority of Germans immigrants came to the valley from MD and PA prior to 1800 ...
The Greater Journey
by David McCullough
McCullough mixes famous and obscure names and delivers capsule biographies of everyone to produce a colorful parade of educated, Victorian-era American travelers and their life-changing experiences in Paris.
American Realism
by Edward Lucie-Smith
John Ahearn, Ivan Albright, Thomas Anshutz, Vincent Arcilesi, Victor Arnautoff, George Ault, William Bailey, Jack Beal, Robert Bechtle, William Beckman, Charles Bell, George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Albert Bierstadt, George Caleb Bingham ...
The Tycoons
by Charles R. Morris
"Makes a reader feel like a time traveler plopped down among men who were by turns vicious and visionary."—The Christian Science Monitor The modern American economy was the creation of four men: Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould ...
Rembrandt
by Jessica Hodge
These new titles have just arrived in our best-selling Complete Encyclopedia series. These indispensable references are handy and thorough guides with knowledgeable text and hundreds of full color photographs.
Orientalism in Art
by Christine Peltre
The romance and exoticism of the Orient, as captured by 19th-century European and American painters, are brought to life in this important volume. Nineteenth-century Europe was fascinated by the Orient. Napoleon's Egyptian campaign of 1798 ...
Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees
by Stephen Cafferty
A comprehensive new reference work on the trees of the world, with fully illustrated A-Z directory. The Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees covers the entire world of trees with outstanding text and abundant illustrations and photography. Forests and ...
Color Drawing
by Michael E. Doyle
The Third Edition of Michael Doyle's classic Color Drawing remains the ultimate up-to-date resource for professionals and students who need to develop and communicate design ideas with clear, attractive, impressive color drawings. Update with ...
History of the Terrible Financial Panic of 1873 ...
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The fundamentals of drawing landscapes
by Barrington Barber
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40 Ans de Photography
by Jeanloup Sieff
In this unique monograph, Jeanloup Sieff (1933-2000) retraces in words and images the course of 40 years of photographs, encounters, and memories. Sieff's art testifies to his tireless quest to capture the fleeting beauty of "temps perdu," or ...
Thomas Moran's Watercolors of the American West
by Carol Clark
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The Story of the West
by Robert M. Utley
This book is a presentation, based on a PBS television documentary, of the story of the West, a magnificent but harsh landscape, and the people who have tried to claim it.
HR Giger ARh+
by Hansruedi Giger
Giger's multi-faceted career: From surrealistic dream landscapes, to album cover designs, and sculpture For the last three decades H.R. Giger has reigned as one of the leading exponents of fantastic art. After he studied interior and industrial ...
Echo of a Distant Drum: Winslow Homer and the Civil War
by Julian Grossman
This book contains highlights Winslow Homer's artistic portayal of the Civil War.
Man and the Environment
by Arthur S. Boughey
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Johnstown Flood
by David McCullough
The stunning story of one of America’s great disasters, a preventable tragedy of Gilded Age America, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. At the end of the nineteenth century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and ...
How Paris Became Paris
by Joan DeJean
When Paris became the ultimate destination city.
The Gilded Age
by Mark Twain
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Lewis & Clark
by Albert P. Salisbury
Lewis & Clark Expeditions (1804-1806).
The Bully Pulpit
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Pulitzer Prize–winning author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin’s dynamic history of Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft and the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and ...
Lawrence Alma-Tadema
by Edmund Swinglehurst
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Undaunted Courage
by Stephen E. Ambrose
From the New York Times bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of ...
The Early Landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church, 1845-1854
by Franklin Kelly
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The National Parks
by Dayton Duncan
The companion volume to the twelve-hour PBS series from the acclaimed filmmaker behind The Civil War, Baseball, and The War. America’s national parks spring from an idea as radical as the Declaration of Independence: that the nation’s most ...
Thomas Jefferson, Architect
by Hugh Howard
Illustrated with splendid color photography by the same author-photographer team that created Rizzoli's "Wright for Wright, " this is the first volume to combine all the extant work of Jefferson. 120 full-color illustrations.
Albert Bierstadt
by Matthew Baigell
Each of these handsome volumes contains 32 large color plates reproduced with superb fidelity on special paper. The informative text and detailed captions will provide inspiration and fresh insight for all who admire great painting. Using huge ...
An American Album
by Lewis H. Lapham
Contains primary source material.
Norman Rockwell
by Thomas S. Buechner
Norman Rockwell produced some of the century's finest magazine cover art and a huge collection of posters, calendars and graphic art of all kinds that are shown off in great detail in this large format book
Abracadabra
by Gutierre Aceves Piña
A photographer and writer document the lives of Oaxaca woodcarvers over a generation.
1000 TILES
by Gordon Lang
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Timeless Toys
by Tim Walsh
The book Why Didn't I Think of That! includes the passage "If a toy has magic, when people see it they say, 'Oooh! What is that?' . . . It appeals to the kid in everybody." That same kind of magic captures "the kid in everybody" when they pick up ...
Rescuing Da Vinci
by Robert M. Edsel
Uses photographs to tell the untold story of the "Monuments Men" and their discovery of more than 1,000 repositories, many of which contained paintings, sculpture, furniture, and other treasures stolen by the Nazis.
The Smithsonian Book of Invention
by Smithsonian Institution
Traces the history and development of invention and technology from prehistoric times to the present and examines the impact of technology and industry on civilization.
Gas Burners Old and New
by Owen Merriman
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The World's Great Clocks & Watches
by Cedric Jagger
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The Story of Virginia
by James C. Kelly
A companion guide to the Virginia Historical Society's (Richmond, Va.) long-term exhibition "The Story of Virginia: an American experience." Includes suggested activities and projects.
Thomas Jefferson: Architect
by Chuck Wills
Though Thomas Jefferson is thought of first and foremost as one of America's founding fathers, his contributions in the realm of architecture, design, and innovation were no less revolutionary. The third president created an American ideal in ...