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Slide 0: Every Stamp Tells a Story: The National Philatelic Collection
Every Stamp Tells a Story: The National Philatelic Collection
$29.95
Every stamp and piece of mail tells a story. In fact, each often tells multiple stories, ranging from concept to art design to production to usage, often with tales of politics, history, technology, biography, genealogy, economics, geography, disaster, and triumph. The lens of philately offers a fresh and engaging story of American history, culture, and identity, and it can also help deepen the understanding of world cultures. The William H. Gross Stamp Gallery, opened at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in September 2013, has many such stories to tell. Chief philately curator Cheryl R. Ganz in Every Stamp Tells a Story: The National Philatelic Collection guides readers through some of the gallery's nearly 20,000 objects that together illustrate the history of our nation's postal operations and postage stamps.
 
Slide 1: Oz: The Complete Collection, Volume 1
Oz: The Complete Collection, Volume 1
$19.99
Three books in one, Oz: The Complete Collection, Volume 1 includes the first three titles in L. Frank Baum's American fairytale series about the world of Oz: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz, and Ozma of Oz.
 
Slide 2: The Annotated Wizard of Oz (Centennial Edition)
The Annotated Wizard of Oz (Centennial Edition)
$39.95
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the quintessential American fairy tale. Michael Patrick Hearn, the world's leading Oz scholar, now provides a fascinating new annotation that not only reacquaints readers with the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion, but also illuminates the colorful background of this treasured American classic. This edition explores numerous contemporary references, provides character sources, and explains the actual meaning of the word "Oz." A facsimile of the rare 1900 first edition appears with the original drawings by W.W. Denslow, as well as 25 previously unpublished illustrations. There is a bibliography of L. Frank Baum's published work, every notable "Oz" edition, and the stage and cinematic productions from 1939's The Wizard of Oz™, to the 1974 Broadway hit, The Wiz. A beautiful, awe-inspiring work, The Annotated Wizard of Oz (Centennial Edition) is an enduring tribute to the timeless joy of The Wizard of Oz, and a classic to rival Baum's own.
 
Slide 3: The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion
The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion
$40.00
Devotees of The Wizard of Oz, rejoice! The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion is an extravagant book, beautifully designed and written to commemorate the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Officially licensed with Warner Bros., this collectible edition includes never-before-seen memorabilia and ten removable features, such as certificates from the Wizard of Oz himself and a vintage movie poster.
 
Slide 4: Love and Wisdom: 37 Timeless Reflections
Love and Wisdom: 37 Timeless Reflections
Was: $16.95 Now: $12.99
Relax in your personal refuge and peruse this soul renewing and visually enchanting book Love & Wisdom: 37 Timeless Reflections. Uplifting quotations from different eras and cultures are framed with contrasting styles of art—beautiful 16th century works from the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery and stunning contemporary images of the heavens from National Geographic. This beautiful book of love, hope, and healing was authored by Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave, who founded the Light of Healing Hope Foundation in 2010.
 
Slide 5: Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking
Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking
$29.95
Since the 2016 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, its Sweet Home Café has become a destination in its own right. Showcasing African American contributions to American cuisine, the café offers favorite dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, adding modern flavors and contemporary twists on classics. Now both readers and home cooks can partake of the café's bounty: drawing upon traditions of family and fellowship strengthened by shared meals. Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking celebrates African American cooking through recipes served by the café itself and dishes inspired by foods from African American culture.

With 109 recipes, the sumptuous Sweet Home Café Cookbook takes readers on a deliciously unique journey. Presented here are the salads, sides, soups, snacks, sauces, main dishes, breads, and sweets that emerged in America as African, Caribbean, and European influences blended together. Featured recipes include Pea Tendril Salad, Fried Green Tomatoes, Hoppin' John, Sénégalaise Peanut Soup, Maryland Crab Cakes, Jamaican Grilled Jerk Chicken, Shrimp and Grits, Fried Chicken and Waffles, Pan Roasted Rainbow Trout, Hickory Smoked Pork Shoulder, Chow Chow, Banana Pudding, Chocolate Chess Pie, and many others. More than a collection of inviting recipes, this book illustrates the pivotal—and often overlooked—role that African Americans have played in creating and re-creating American foodways. Offering a deliciously new perspective on African American food and culinary culture, Sweet Home Café Cookbook is an absolute must-have.
 
Slide 6: Smithsonian 2019 Engagement Calendar
Smithsonian 2019 Engagement Calendar
Was: $13.99 Now: $8.49
This week-at-a-glance datebook evokes the diversity, beauty, and immensity of the Smithsonian Institution's collections. A weekly treasure for the person who finds wonder and beauty in the world. The Treasures from the Smithsonian 2019 Engagement Calendar highlights a spectacular array of riches from the Smithsonian's 20 museums and galleries, in addition to the entries from the National Zoological Park and Smithsonian research centers. Each spread features a full-color photograph of an object from the Smithsonian's vast holdings, along with detailed information about the object and its origins. From American crafts to African sculpture to aeronautical wonders and everything in between, this Smithsonian 2019 Engagement Calendar truly has something for everyone. The calendar also features information, phone numbers, and Web site addresses for all the Smithsonian museums and research centers.
 
Slide 7: The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, Sixth Edition
The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, Sixth Edition
$25.95
Endorsed by the North American Scrabble Players Association, this newest The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, Sixth Edition from Merrian-Webster features more than 100,000 playable words, including hundreds of new ones, like bitcoin and emoji. Main entries give a brief definition, part of speech, and inflected forms for easy word validation.
 
Slide 8: National Geographic Atlas of Beer: A Globetrotting Journey Through the World of Beer
National Geographic Atlas of Beer: A Globetrotting Journey Through the World of Beer
$40.00
National Geographic Atlas of Beer: A Globetrotting Journey Through the World of Beer is the ultimate beer lover's guide. Overflowing with stunning photography, unique drinking destinations, and inside knowledge from brewers and bar owners around the globe, this extraordinary compendium from "Beer geographers" Nancy Hoalst-Pullen and Mark Patterson includes more beers and more countries than any other book of its kind. Includes beer recommendations from Garrett Oliver, renowned brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery. Travel tips include the best breweries, beer festivals, and pubs in each location. Smart, compelling, and practical, this essential guide will help you discover the best beer wherever you are.
 
Slide 9: Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms
Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms
$45.00
In Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms discover how Norman Rockwell's paintings of FDR's Four Freedoms—Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear—changed public perception, rallying millions of people to support the War effort. This pivotal American story of art inspiring a national movement drives home the power of illustrations to communicate ideas.
 
Slide 10: Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World
Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World
$59.95
The unexpected pairings of paintings, photographs, sculpture, animation, sketches, and digital renderings in Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World were carefully selected by a panel of international experts to show how differently and magnificently the cosmos has been contemplated.
 
Slide 11: Game Worn: Baseball Treasures from the Game's Greatest Heroes and Moments
Game Worn: Baseball Treasures from the Game's Greatest Heroes and Moments
$34.95
A richly illustrated first of its kind anthology, Game Worn: Baseball Treasures from the Game's Greatest Heroes and Moments tells the story of baseball's most esteemed 20th century game worn uniforms—including Babe Ruth's road jersey from his first season with the New York Yankees (1920), the sole surviving uniform from the infamous 1919 World Series, Joe DiMaggio's rookie uniform from 1936, the Boston Red Sox road uniform Ted Williams wore during his epic 1941 season, Jackie Robinson's Brooklyn Dodgers home jersey from the 1952 season, Bill Mazeroski's Pittsburgh Pirates home uniform worn to hit the game-winning home run in game 7 of the 1960 World Series, and a visual feast of rare uniform styles. This coffee-table book also includes many of the most historically significant jackets, hats, and other treasured baseball collectibles.
 
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