The Residence

The Residence
  • Author : Kate Andersen Brower
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2016-03-08
  • ISBN : 9780062476012

The Residence Book Review:

An intimate, behind-the-scenes history of the White House service staff, from the Kennedys to the present America’s First Families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heartwarming, The Residence reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers, and others who tend to the needs of the President and First Family. These dedicated professionals maintain the six-floor mansion’s 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, three elevators, and eight staircases, and prepare everything from hors d’oeuvres for intimate gatherings to meals served at elaborate state dinners. Over the course of the day, they gather in the lower level’s basement kitchen to share stories, trade secrets, forge lifelong friendships, and sometimes even fall in love. Combining incredible first-person anecdotes from extensive interviews with scores of White House staff members—many speaking for the first time—with archival research, Kate Andersen Brower tells their story. She reveals the intimacy between the First Family and the people who serve them, as well as tension that has shaken the staff over the decades. From the housekeeper and engineer who fell in love while serving President Reagan to Jackie Kennedy’s private moment of grief with a beloved staffer after her husband’s assassination to the tumultuous days surrounding President Nixon’s resignation and President Clinton’s impeachment battle, The Residence is full of surprising and moving details that illuminate day-to-day life at the White House.

The Residence

The Residence
  • Author : Kate Andersen Brower
  • Publisher : Harper Paperbacks
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2016-03-08
  • ISBN : 0062305204

The Residence Book Review:

A remarkable history with elements of both In the President’s Secret Service and The Butler, The Residence offers an intimate account of the service staff of the White House, from the Kennedys to the Obamas. America’s First Families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heartwarming, The Residence reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers, and others who tend to the needs of the President and First Family. These dedicated professionals maintain the six-floor mansion’s 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, three elevators, and eight staircases, and prepare everything from hors d’oeuvres for intimate gatherings to meals served at elaborate state dinners. Over the course of the day, they gather in the lower level’s basement kitchen to share stories, trade secrets, forge lifelong friendships, and sometimes even fall in love. Combining incredible first-person anecdotes from extensive interviews with scores of White House staff members—many speaking for the first time—with archival research, Kate Andersen Brower tells their story. She reveals the intimacy between the First Family and the people who serve them, as well as tension that has shaken the staff over the decades. From the housekeeper and engineer who fell in love while serving President Reagan to Jackie Kennedy’s private moment of grief with a beloved staffer after her husband’s assassination to the tumultuous days surrounding President Nixon’s resignation and President Clinton’s impeachment battle, The Residence is full of surprising and moving details that illuminate day-to-day life at the White House.

Team of Five

Team of Five
  • Author : Kate Andersen Brower
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2021-05-25
  • ISBN : 9780063144682

Team of Five Book Review:

USA Today Bestseller From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Residence and First Women—also a New York Times bestseller—comes a poignant, news-making look at the lives of the five former presidents in the wake of their White House years, including the surprising friendships they have formed through shared perspective and empathy. After serving the highest office of American government, five men—Jimmy Carter, the late George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama—became members of the world’s most exclusive fraternity. In Team of Five, Kate Andersen Brower goes beyond the White House to uncover what, exactly, comes after the presidency, offering a glimpse into the complex relationships of these five former presidents, and how each of these men views his place in a nation that has been upended by the Oval Office’s current, norm-breaking occupant, President Donald Trump. With an empathetic yet critical eye and firsthand testimony from the Carters, Donald Trump, and the top aides, friends, and family members of the five former presidents, Team of Five takes us inside the exclusive world of these powerful men and their families, including the unlikely friendship between George W. Bush and Michelle Obama, the last private visits Bill Clinton and Barack Obama shared with George H.W. Bush, and the Obamas’ flight to Palm Springs after Donald Trump’s inauguration. Perhaps most timely, this insightful, illuminating book overflows with anecdotes about how the ex-presidents are working to combat President Trump’s attempts to undo the achievements and hard work accomplished during their own terms. Perhaps most poignantly, Team of Five sheds light on the inherent loneliness and inevitable feelings of powerlessness and frustration that come with no longer being the most important person in the world, but a leader with only symbolic power. There are ways, though, that these men, and their wives, have become powerful political and cultural forces in American life, even as so-called “formers.” Team of Five includes 16 pages of color photographs.

Real Life at the White House

Real Life at the White House
  • Author : John Whitcomb,Claire Whitcomb
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Pages : 540
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 0415939518

Real Life at the White House Book Review:

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Inside the White House

Inside the White House
  • Author : Noel Grove
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 351
  • Relase : 2013-01-01
  • ISBN : 1426213042

Inside the White House Book Review:

In collaboration with the White House Historical Association, National Geographic presents this authoritative overview of America's first home featuring never-before published stories and photographs. Organized by theme, discover what makes the White House tick--from its beginnings to the modern day, from the architecture, to the staff, to the first families. Learn fascinating details of the real-life Downton Abbey staff who run this grand home. Marvel at the elaborate detail that goes into hosting a state dinner. Meet the beloved pets who've inhabited 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Read about celebrity visitors, the media, and the security so critical in today's world. Sidebars contain tidbits of rare information, and an appendix includes an illustrated time line of all White House First Families as well as a complete index. Photos include intimate and candid glimpses of life inside the White House--some never before seen, others long forgotten, and most never displayed in such large format.

Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful
  • Author : Michael Morpurgo
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2012-02-02
  • ISBN : 9780007477838

Private Peaceful Book Review:

A stunning edition of this modern classic of World War One, featuring an introduction by the author and insightful testimonies from soldiers.

True Facts That Sound Like Bull$#*t

True Facts That Sound Like Bull$#*t
  • Author : Shane Carley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2022-10-04
  • ISBN : 9781646433186

True Facts That Sound Like Bull$#*t Book Review:

Prove you are the smartest schmuck in the room with 500 trivia facts that sound absurd. These facts are so ridiculous some might even say that they sound like bull$#*t! Knowledge is power! Crush the competition at trivia night, or start the most interesting conversation ever with real facts that are hard to believe. This book is loaded with interesting facts that are sure to keep you wondering, "How are these even true?" while equipping you to outsmart everyone and blow their minds. Topics include: - Strange but True Nature Facts - Out-of-This-World Space Facts - Star-Studded Pop Culture Facts - Outrageous Facts from the World of Sports - History and Politics through the Lens of the Bizarre - A Potpourri of Facts That Don’t Fit - Wild but Factual Resources Put your game face on, and prove once and for all that you are the real know-it-all! Gather your friends and family 'round and get ready to learn some wild and crazy trivia such as: - True or False: A chicken once survived almost two years after having its head cut off. - True or False: The dog that played Toto in The Wizard of Oz was paid a salary. - How many baseballs does the MLB use every season? - What state has jousting as its official sport? - True or False: Most Canadians live south of Seattle.

The Hidden White House

The Hidden White House
  • Author : Robert Klara
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2013-10-22
  • ISBN : 9781250022936

The Hidden White House Book Review:

Now including an excerpt from THE DEVIL'S MERCEDES: The Bizarre and Disturbing Adventures of Hitler's Limousine in America by Robert Klara. Coming March 2017. Critically acclaimed author Robert Klara leads readers through an unmatched tale of political ambition and technical skill: the Truman administration's controversial rebuilding of the White House. In 1948, President Harry Truman, enjoying a bath on the White House's second floor, almost plunged through the ceiling of the Blue Room into a tea party for the Daughters of the American Revolution. A handpicked team of the country's top architects conducted a secret inspection of the troubled mansion and, after discovering it was in imminent danger of collapse, insisted that the First Family be evicted immediately. What followed would be the most historically significant and politically complex home-improvement job in American history. While the Trumans camped across the street at Blair House, Congress debated whether to bulldoze the White House completely, and the Soviets exploded their first atomic bomb, starting the Cold War. Indefatigable researcher Robert Klara reveals what has, until now, been little understood about this episode: America's most famous historic home was basically demolished, giving birth to today's White House. Leaving only the mansion's facade untouched, workmen gutted everything within, replacing it with a steel frame and a complex labyrinth deep below ground that soon came to include a top-secret nuclear fallout shelter, The story of Truman's rebuilding of the White House is a snapshot of postwar America and its first Cold War leader, undertaking a job that changed the centerpiece of the country's national heritage. The job was by no means perfect, but it was remarkable—and, until now, all but forgotten.

First Women

First Women
  • Author : Kate Andersen Brower
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2017-01-17
  • ISBN : 9780062679345

First Women Book Review:

“[A] gossipy, but surprisingly deep, look at the women who help and sometimes overshadow their powerful husbands.” — USA Today From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence, comes an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the First Ladies, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama. One of the most underestimated—and challenging—positions in the world, the First Lady of the United States must be many things: an inspiring leader with a forward-thinking agenda of her own; a savvy politician, skilled at navigating the treacherous rapids of Washington; a wife and mother operating under constant scrutiny; and an able CEO responsible for the smooth operation of countless services and special events at the White House. Now, as she did in her smash #1 bestseller The Residence, former White House correspondent Kate Andersen Brower draws on a wide array of untapped, candid sources—from residence staff and social secretaries to friends and political advisers—to tell the stories of the ten remarkable women who have defined that role since 1960. Brower offers new insights into this privileged group of remarkable women, including Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Patricia Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama. The stories she shares range from the heartwarming to the shocking and tragic, exploring everything from the first ladies’ political crusades to their rivalries with Washington figures; from their friendships with other first ladies to their public and private relationships with their husbands. She also offers insight as to what Melania Trump might hope to accomplish as First Lady. Candid and illuminating, this first group biography of the modern first ladies provides a revealing look at life upstairs and downstairs at the world’s most powerful address.

The Residence

The Residence
  • Author : Andrew Pyper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2020-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781982149079

The Residence Book Review:

In this “chilling, profound” (Josh Malerman, New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box and Malorie) horror story based on true events, the President’s late son haunts the White House, breaking the spirit of what remains of the First Family and the divided America beyond the residence’s walls. The year is 1853. President-elect Franklin Pierce is traveling with his family to Washington, DC, when tragedy strikes. In an instant, their train runs off the rails, violently flinging passengers about the cabin. But when the great iron machine finally comes to rest, the only casualty is the President-elect’s beloved son, Bennie, which casts Franklin’s presidency in a pal of sorrow and grief. As Franklin moves into the White House, he begins to notice that something bizarre is happening. Strange sounds coming from the walls and ceiling, creepy voices that seem to echo out of time itself, and visions of spirits crushed under the weight of American history. But when First Lady Jane Pierce brings in the most noted Spiritualists of the day, the Fox sisters, for a séance, the barrier between this world and the next is torn asunder. Something horrible comes through and takes up residence alongside Franklin and Jane in the walls of the very mansion itself. Only by overcoming their grief and confronting their darkest secrets can Jane and Franklin hope to rid themselves—and America—from the entity that seeks to make the White House its permanent home.

Leave the World Behind

Leave the World Behind
  • Author : Rumaan Alam
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2020-10-06
  • ISBN : 9780062667656

Leave the World Behind Book Review:

A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award (Fiction) One of Barack Obama's Summer Reads A Best Book of the Year From: The Washington Post * Time * NPR * Elle * Esquire * Kirkus * Library Journal * The Chicago Public Library * The New York Public Library * BookPage * The Globe and Mail * EW.com * The LA Times * USA Today * InStyle * The New Yorker * AARP * Publisher's Lunch * LitHub * Book Marks * Electric Literature * Brooklyn Based * The Boston Globe A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong. From the bestselling author of Rich and Pretty comes a suspenseful and provocative novel keenly attuned to the complexities of parenthood, race, and class. Leave the World Behind explores how our closest bonds are reshaped—and unexpected new ones are forged—in moments of crisis. Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they’ve rented for the week. But a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. Ruth and G. H. are an older couple—it’s their house, and they’ve arrived in a panic. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area—with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service—it’s hard to know what to believe. Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple—and vice versa? What happened back in New York? Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a truly safe place for their families? And are they safe from one other?

Obama: An Intimate Portrait

Obama: An Intimate Portrait
  • Author : Pete Souza
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2017-11-07
  • ISBN : 9780316512572

Obama: An Intimate Portrait Book Review:

Relive the extraordinary Presidency of Barack Obama through White House photographer Pete Souza's behind-the-scenes images and stories in this #1 New York Times bestseller -- with a foreword from the President himself. During Barack Obama's two terms, Pete Souza was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else -- and he photographed them all. Souza captured nearly two million photographs of President Obama, in moments highly classified and disarmingly candid. Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than 300 of Souza's most iconic photographs with fine-art print quality in an oversize collectible format. Together they document the most consequential hours of the Presidency -- including the historic image of President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission -- alongside unguarded moments with the President's family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more. Souza's photographs, with the behind-the-scenes captions and stories that accompany them, communicate the pace and power of our nation's highest office. They also reveal the spirit of the extraordinary man who became our President. We see President Obama lead our nation through monumental challenges, comfort us in calamity and loss, share in hard-won victories, and set a singular example to "be kind and be useful," as he would instruct his daughters. This book puts you in the White House with President Obama, and is a treasured record of a landmark era in American history.

Mindset

Mindset
  • Author : Carol S. Dweck
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 322
  • Relase : 2007-12-26
  • ISBN : 9780345472328

Mindset Book Review:

From the renowned psychologist who introduced the world to “growth mindset” comes this updated edition of the million-copy bestseller—featuring transformative insights into redefining success, building lifelong resilience, and supercharging self-improvement. “Through clever research studies and engaging writing, Dweck illuminates how our beliefs about our capabilities exert tremendous influence on how we learn and which paths we take in life.”—Bill Gates, GatesNotes “It’s not always the people who start out the smartest who end up the smartest.” After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset—those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment. In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love—to transform their lives and your own.

Exploring the White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home

Exploring the White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home
  • Author : Kate Andersen Brower
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2020-12-08
  • ISBN : 9780062906434

Exploring the White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home Book Review:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kate Andersen Brower shares a special inside look into the most famous home in America—and the lives of hardworking staff members and first ladies who’ve maintained it. Have you ever wondered what exactly goes on inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Sure, the president of the United States works and resides there, but do you know who helps keep this historic house running? It’s no simple task, especially when there are important state events and foreign dignitaries—in addition to presidential pups, mischievous children, and even a couple of ghosts. And its Residence workers and first ladies make sure everything is in check and running smoothly. Featuring fascinating photos, fun facts, and memorable quotes from the residents and first ladies of the White House, Exploring the White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home is the perfect read for any curious kid!

Thomas Jefferson and American Nationhood

Thomas Jefferson and American Nationhood
  • Author : Brian Steele
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 337
  • Relase : 2012-07-30
  • ISBN : 9781107020702

Thomas Jefferson and American Nationhood Book Review:

This book identifies Jefferson as an American nationalist and describes his assessment of American character and democratic promise.

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition
  • Author : E. Lockhart
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2017-05-23
  • ISBN : 9781524766955

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller We Were Liars is now available as a not-to-be-missed hardcover deluxe edition! Whether you know how it ends (shh . . . don’t tell!) or have let too many seasons go by without discovering the truth about the Liars for yourself, you will want to get your hands on the exclusive new content in this deluxe edition. And act fast: the first printing is signed by the author! A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. In addition to the bestselling novel, the collector’s edition includes: · Never-before-shared letters from Gat to Cadence · A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the author’s creative process · The author’s hand-drawn map of Beechwood Island and the Sinclair family tree · Unique ideas for book discussions—Sinclair family–style · An excerpt from E. Lockhart’s upcoming novel Genuine Fraud—a psychological thriller that will leave you breathless Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. Praise for We Were Liars: 20 Weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List One of James Patterson's "Favorite Thrillers for the Beach" (The New York Times) “Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents.” —The Wall Street Journal “A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten.” —Parade.com “Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable.” —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars “You’re going to want to remember the title. Liars details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying, but shocking twist ending.” —Entertainment Weekly “An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing.” —The New York Times Book Review “No one should be talking about the shocking twist ending. What we can talk about is . . . [Lockhart’s] razor-sharp portrayal of a family for whom keeping up appearances is paramount and, ultimately, tragic.” —Chicago Tribune

The Presidents Club

The Presidents Club
  • Author : Nancy Gibbs,Michael Duffy
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 656
  • Relase : 2012-04-17
  • ISBN : 9781439148716

The Presidents Club Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling history of the private relationships among the last thirteen presidents—the partnerships, private deals, rescue missions, and rivalries of those select men who served as commander in chief. The Presidents Club, established at Dwight Eisenhower’s inauguration by Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover, is a complicated place: its members are bound forever by the experience of the Oval Office and yet are eternal rivals for history’s favor. Among their secrets: How Jack Kennedy tried to blame Ike for the Bay of Pigs. How Ike quietly helped Reagan win his first race in 1966. How Richard Nixon conspired with Lyndon Johnson to get elected and then betrayed him. How Jerry Ford and Jimmy Carter turned a deep enmity into an alliance. The unspoken pact between a father and son named Bush. And the roots of the rivalry between Clinton and Barack Obama. Time magazine editors and presidential historians Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy offer a new and revealing lens on the American presidency, exploring the club as a hidden instrument of power that has changed the course of history.

The First Family Detail

The First Family Detail
  • Author : Ronald Kessler
  • Publisher : Crown Forum
  • Pages : 313
  • Relase : 2015-07-28
  • ISBN : 9780804139618

The First Family Detail Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Ron Kessler appears to get everything first.”—Slate As in a play, presidents, vice presidents, and presidential candidates perform onstage for the public and the media. What the nation’s leaders are really like and what goes on behind the scenes remain hidden. Secret Service agents have a front-row seat on their private lives and those of their wives and children. Crammed with new headline-making revelations, The First Family Detail by New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler tells that eye-opening, uncensored story. The First Family Detail reveals: • Vice President Joe Biden regularly orders the Secret Service to keep his military aide with the nuclear football a mile behind his motorcade, potentially leaving the country unable to retaliate in the event of a nuclear attack. • Secret Service agents discovered that former president Bill Clinton has a blond mistress—code-named Energizer by agents—who lives near the Clintons’ home in Chappaqua, New York. • The Secret Service covered up the fact that President Ronald Reagan’s White House staff overruled the agency to let unscreened spectators get close to Reagan as he left the Washington Hilton, allowing John W. Hinckley Jr. to shoot the president. • Because Hillary Clinton is so nasty to agents, being assigned to her protective detail is considered a form of punishment and the worst assignment in the Secret Service. “Kessler’s such a skilled storyteller, you almost forget this is dead-serious nonfiction.”—Newsweek

Rhapsody in Red

Rhapsody in Red
  • Author : Sheila Melvin,Jindong Cai
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Pages : 362
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 9780875861869

Rhapsody in Red Book Review:

Inspiring history of the musicians, composers, and conductors who fostered Western classical music in China, written by a WSJ, NYT, IHT journalist and an internationally-known conductor.

Artists in Residence

Artists in Residence
  • Author : Melissa Wyse
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2021-02-02
  • ISBN : 9781452179919

Artists in Residence Book Review:

Artists in Residence explores the homes of 17 legendary and contemporary artists. Readers can peek inside Georgia O'Keeffe's adobe courtyards, stroll through Henri Matisse's vibrant aviary, and peruse Jean-Michel Basquiat's collection of over 1,000 videotapes. A house or an apartment is not simply a place to eat and sleep for these artists; they transform quotidian spaces into dynamic reflections of their individual artistic preoccupations. • Offers a fascinating and inspiring blend of art history, interior design, and travel • Invites readers to peer behind the closed doors of top artists from around the world • Richly illustrated throughout Through vivid text and image, Artists in Residence explores how each artist's living space relates to their individual and distinct artist practice. Readers gain a deeper appreciation of their favorite artists' work, and perhaps discover a new favorite visual along the way. • This petite jacketed hardcover book makes a wonderful gift for artists and art fans everywhere.