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 Story of the West
by Robert M. Utley
Hundreds of period photographs, artifacts, paintings, and drawings from the collection of the Smithsonian Institution, accompanied by detailed timelines, captions, and historical analyses, bring to life the social, cultural, political, and ...
How Paris Became Paris
by Joan DeJean
When Paris became the ultimate destination city.
Man and the Environment
by Arthur S. Boughey
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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 ...
History of the Terrible Financial Panic of 1873 ...
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Orientalism in Art
by Christine Peltre
Nineteenth-century Europe was fascinated by the Orient. Napoleon's Egyptian campaign of 1798 initiated this phenomenon, and its history included the Greek uprising against the Turks in 1821 and the French taking of Algiers in 1830. Artists of the ...
The Gilded Age
by Mark Twain
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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 ...
Lewis & Clark
by Albert P. Salisbury
Using the original Lewis and Clark journals and maps as sources, the authors recreate the monumental expedition across the unknown lands west of the Mississippi
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 ...
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.
Thomas Moran's Watercolors of the American West
by Carol Clark
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Lawrence Alma-Tadema
by Edmund Swinglehurst
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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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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
Traces the early development of the American artist's career as a landscape painter and analyzes his paintings
Thomas Jefferson, Architect
by Hugh Howard
Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, was also its first great architect. The Jeffersonian Classical style has been so influential that, along with Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson, Jefferson is one of the three most ...
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.
An American Album
by Anthology Anthology
Works from America's oldest monthly
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.
The Smithsonian Book of Invention
by Smithsonian Institution
Chronicles inventive artifacts and systems as related to technology, science and industry and analyzes the inventive spirit and process and its impact upon human civilization with future projections
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 ...
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 ...
Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees
by Steve Cafferty
A guide to trees found throughout the world provides information on special characteristics, natural distribution, botany, and economic uses.
The World's Great Clocks & Watches
by Cedric Jagger
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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 ...
Jeanloup Sieff
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 ...
by Gutierre Aceves Piña
A photographer and writer document the lives of Oaxaca woodcarvers over a generation.
The fundamentals of drawing landscapes
by Barrington Barber
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Gas Burners Old and New
by Owen Merriman
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Thomas Jefferson, Architect
by Chuck Wills
Presents facsimiles of the third president's architectural drawings, including his home, the Virginia State Capitol, and the University of Virginia.
Norman Rockwell
by Thomas S. Buechner
More than six hundred of Rockwell's paintings and illustrations are reproduced in an exposition of the beloved American painter's career.
The Bully Pulpit
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, and more. “A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump ...
The German Element of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
by John W. Wayland
"The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia lies between the Blue Ridge and the first ranges of the Alleghanies. This valley includes the counties of Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Page, Warren, Frederick, and Clarke of Virginia, and the counties of ...