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Slide 0: Smithsonian Flight: The Complete History of Aviation
Smithsonian Flight: The Complete History of Aviation
$29.95
Smithsonian Flight: The Complete History of Aviation features thousands of full-color photographs along with easy-to-read facts and sidebar pullouts telling the story of aviation—from Da Vinci's drawings of flying machines to Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight in The Spirit of Saint Louis to the Boeing 767.
 
Slide 1: We Return Fighting: World War I and the Shaping of Modern Black Identity
We Return Fighting: World War I and the Shaping of Modern Black Identity
$19.95
We Return Fighting: World War I and the Shaping of Modern Black Identity is a richly illustrated commemoration of African Americans' roles in World War I highlighting how the wartime experience reshaped their lives and their communities after they returned home. This stunning book presents artifacts, medals, and photographs alongside powerful essays that together highlight the efforts of African Americans during World War I. The book also presents the work of black citizens on the home front. Together their efforts laid the groundwork for later advances in the civil rights movement.

We Return Fighting reminds readers not only of the central role of African American soldiers in the war that first made their country a world power. It also reveals the way the conflict shaped African American identity and lent fuel to their longstanding efforts to demand full civil rights and to stake their place in the country's cultural and political landscape.
 
Slide 2: Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects
Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects
$35.00
Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects features striking photographs, gripping graphics, and engaging stories. Fifty key artifacts from the Smithsonian's archives tell the story of NASA's Apollo missions to the moon.
 
Slide 3: A Fool's Errand
A Fool's Errand
$29.95
* INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE SIGNED BOOKPLATE BY SMITHSONIAN SECRETARY LONNIE BUNCH *

A Fool's Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump is founding Director Lonnie Bunch's deeply personal tale of the triumphs and challenges of bringing the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to life. His story is by turns inspiring, funny, frustrating, quixotic, bittersweet, and above all, a compelling read.

In A Fool's Errand, founding director Lonnie Bunch tells his story of bringing his clear vision and leadership to bear to realize this shared dream of many generations of Americans. His memoir underscores his determination to create a museum that treats the black experience as an essential component of every American's identity.

This inside account of how Bunch planned, managed, and executed the museum's mission informs and inspires not only readers working in museums, cultural institutions, and activist groups, but also those in the nonprofit and business worlds who wish to understand how to succeed—and do it spectacularly—in the face of major political, structural, and financial challenges.
 
Slide 4: American Eagle: A Visual History of Our National Emblem
American Eagle: A Visual History of Our National Emblem
$75.00
Richly illustrated and documented, American Eagle: A Visual History of Our National Emblem explores the history of the American eagle in American culture—from 1782 when it first appeared as a key element in the Great Seal of the United States to the present.
 
Slide 5: Becoming
Becoming
$32.50
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama.

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Mrs. Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Mrs. Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.
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Slide 6: Flora: Inside the Secret World of Plants
Flora: Inside the Secret World of Plants
$50.00
Flora: Inside the Secret World of Plants is sumptuously photographed and illustrated. This gorgeous page-turner makes a joy of botany with its clear and fascinating explanations on such varied topics—including photosynthesis, seed growth, and the ability of flowers to manipulate nearby creatures. Who knew? Botanical patterns often graced the robes of Qing dynasty empresses.
 
Slide 7: Chinese Ceramics: From the Paleolithic Era to the Qing Dynasty
Chinese Ceramics: From the Paleolithic Era to the Qing Dynasty
$75.00
Chinese Ceramics: From the Paleolithic Era to the Qing Dynasty is the culmination of a ten-year collaboration among American, Chinese and Japanese scholars. This lavishly illustrated history of Chinese ceramics gives us a fresh perspective on China's oldest art form.
 
Slide 8: Nick Brandt: On This Earth, A Shadow Falls
Nick Brandt: On This Earth, A Shadow Falls
$160.00
This album movingly depicts East African elephants, giraffes, lions, gorillas, and their kin. Representing the best from photographer Nick Brandt's previous bestsellers, Nick Brandt: On This Earth, A Shadow Falls is an ode to African wildlife.
 
Slide 9: Smithsonian American Women
Smithsonian American Women
$40.00
Smithsonian American Women is an inspiring and surprising celebration of U.S. women's history told through Smithsonian artifacts illustrating women's participation in science, art, music, sports, fashion, business, religion, entertainment, military, politics, activism, and more. This book offers a unique, panoramic look at women's history in the United States through the lens of ordinary objects from, by, and for extraordinary women. Featuring more than 280 artifacts from 16 Smithsonian museums and archives, and more than 135 essays from 95 Smithsonian authors, this book tells women's history as only the Smithsonian can.
 
Slide 10: Charline von Heyl: Snake Eyes
Charline von Heyl: Snake Eyes
$90.00
Charline von Heyl: Snake Eyes reflects the references to literary, pop culture, metaphysic, personal history and humor that inform her contemporary paintings. The cover painting was created specifically for this book. Rare Z-fold binding creates two connected mirror-image books—one with text in English and German, the other with color images.
 
Slide 11: National Geographic The Photo Ark
National Geographic The Photo Ark
$35.00
The lush animal portraits by photographer Joel Sartore are part of his joint venture with National Geographic to photograph every animal in captivity in the world—especially those on the verge of extinction. National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals is fine prose by wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick. Foreward by Harrison Ford.
 
Slide 12: The Beatles Yellow Submarine
The Beatles Yellow Submarine
$29.99
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, The Beatles Yellow Submarine is a fully authorized graphic novel that is an adaptation of Yellow Submarine—a landmark animated fantasy film in which the Beatles rescue Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
 
Slide 13: Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music
Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music
$59.95
Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music is an official 50th anniversary celebration of Woodstock by festival creator Michael Lang. Includes hundreds of photographs—performances, behind-the-scenes moments, the transformation of a field of cows to a chill festival venue, and the aftermath.
 
Slide 14: Visions of Lost Worlds: The Paleoart of Jay Matternes
Visions of Lost Worlds: The Paleoart of Jay Matternes
$39.95
Now you can view at wondrous leisure with Visions of Lost Worlds: The Paleoart of Jay Matternes treasured murals that for half a century adorned the fossil halls of our National Museum of Natural History. Painstakingly researched and intricately detailed, the 56-million-year mammal evolution murals and Mesozoic Era dinosaur dioramas by renowned paleoartist Jay Matternes are revelatory works of art.
 
Slide 15: 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.
 
Slide 16: Birds in a Book
Birds in a Book
$16.99
Delight a friend, birder, anyone who needs a lift with this charming Birds in a Book, featuring ten beloved birds. Perched on die-cut branches, simply "pop up" each bird, stand the book on end, and voilà, you have a whimsical bouquet. Accompanying text describes each bird's attributes.
 
Slide 17: Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms
$30.00
This beautiful commemorative book, Cherry Blossoms: The Official Book of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, captures the magic of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in our nation's capital. Filled with breathtaking images by award-winning photographer Ron Blunt, this treasured page-turner covers every aspect of the festival in its four charming chapters—"Starting with the Gift of Trees," "Springtime Celebration," "Parade and Performances," and "Tidal Basin and Beyond."
 
Slide 18: Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present
Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present
$65.00
Featuring over 450 archival photographs and line drawings, Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present traces the evolution of Chinese clothing from court and formal costumes to the fashions of modern China. A comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated book, Chinese Dress is the essential reference for costume historians, fashion designers and collectors, as well as lovers of beautiful clothes everywhere.
 
Slide 19: Chinese Symbolism and Art Motifs
Chinese Symbolism and Art Motifs
$18.99
Chinese Symbolism & Art Motifs is a comprehensive handbook of symbolism in Chinese art and culture. Serves as an invaluable resource for any student of Eastern art history, Chinese arts and crafts, and anyone interested in commonly held Chinese beliefs and their origins.
 
Slide 20: Ming's Adventure in the Forbidden City
Ming's Adventure in the Forbidden City
$16.95
Ming's Adventure in the Forbidden City is a colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book featuring a boy of today and a Little Emperor from the past who find adventure and fun in the Forbidden City!
 
Slide 21: The Last Emperors
The Last Emperors
$36.95
The Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) was the last and arguably the greatest of the conquest dynasties to rule China. Its rulers, Manchus from the north, held power for three centuries despite major cultural and ideological differences with the Han majority. In The Last Emperors: A Social History of Qing Imperial Institutions, Evelyn Rawski offers a bold new interpretation of the remarkable success of this dynasty, arguing that it derived not from the assimilation of the dominant Chinese culture, as has previously been believed, but rather from an artful synthesis of Manchu leadership styles with Han Chinese policies.
 
Slide 22: Cherry Blossom Friends
Cherry Blossom Friends
$14.95
A child-friendly history of the cherry trees in our nation's capital, Cherry Blossom Friends is a fully illustrated picture book that tells about the gifts associated with these cherry trees—animals, fresh air, and the long friendship between the United States and Japan. Fun facts will teach first and second graders about the monuments around the National Mall. Riddles will teach them about the animals that live among the cherry trees and in the greater Washington area.
 
Slide 23: The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects - Paperback
The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects - Paperback
$40.00
Take a journey through America’s collective memory—from ancient fossils to the digital age—with this encyclopedic chronicle. The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin (the Smithsonian’s first Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador at Large), aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, has assembled in this paperback, The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects, a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a marvelous perspective on the history of the United States.
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Slide 24: Dragon Lady: The Life and Legend of the Last Empress of China
Dragon Lady: The Life and Legend of the Last Empress of China
$19.95
Written by Sterling Seagrave, author of The Soong Dynasty, Dragon Lady: The Life and Legend of the Last Empress of China gives us our most vivid and reliable biography yet of the Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi, remembered through the exaggeration and falsehood of legend as the ruthless Manchu concubine who seduced and murdered her way to the Chinese throne in 1861.
 
Slide 25: Adventures of Rama
Adventures of Rama
$16.95
To rid the world of the evil, ten-headed Ravana, the Hindu god Vishnu appears on earth as a heroic prince, Rama. The devotion of his brother Lakshman, his marriage to the beautiful Sita, and encounters with demons, giants, sages, and holy men form favorite episodes familiar to any Hindu child. Taken from the holy text, the Ramayana, these stories conclude with Rama's efforts to rescue the kidnapped Sita, aided by Hanuman, leader of an army of monkeys. The Adventures of Rama retells and lavishly illustrates these incidents using original paintings from a 16th-century Mughal manuscript in the collection of the Freer Gallery of Art. The author, Milo Cleveland Beach, is the former director of the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Although based on Hindu religion and taken from the 500 B.C. Ramayana, this story book is really all about marvels. Lavishly illustrated with enlargements of miniatures painted during the reign of Akbar the Great.
 
Slide 26: To the Moon and Back: My Apollo Adventure
To the Moon and Back: My Apollo Adventure
$32.00
Budding astronauts (and perhaps a few grandparents) will marvel at humankind's first steps on the moon in this superb pop-up adventure To the Moon and Back: My Apollo Adventure. Brought to life by preeminent paper engineer Bruce Foster, the intricate pop-ups and paper folds tell the story of Buzz Aldrin's journey to the moon—from his blast off into space to his firsthand accounts of the mission to his awe-inspired observation of the Moon's "magnificent desolation." Also includes historical context, and magnificent images.
 
Slide 27: I Am Neil Armstrong
I Am Neil Armstrong
$14.99
I Am Neil Armstrong is an engaging picture book biography of astronaut Neil Armstrong. Written by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos, this fun biography is the 15th in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes. Geared for 5-8 year olds, this Neil Armstrong story includes the traits and childhood influences that made him a hero, helping kids to see how they might be a hero too. An excellent timeline and photos can be found in the back.
 
Slide 28: 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 29: 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 30: 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 31: 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 32: All the Presidents' Gardens
All the Presidents' Gardens
$29.95
From plant-obsessed George Washington to Michelle Obama's kitchen garden, bestselling author Marta McDowell reveals the untold history of the White House Grounds. All the Presidents' Gardens: Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses—How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America includes tidbits of presidential pastimes, plant information (past and present), and the gardeners who nurtured them, along with historical and contemporary photographs.
 
Slide 33: A World of Butterflies
A World of Butterflies
$26.00
Discover a world of fleeting beauty and pattern, captured in 245 breathtaking, full color close-ups by retired National Museum of Natural History naturalist/researcher, Kjell Sandved. Gorgeous on the coffee table, small enough for a field trip. Includes habitat, range and habits of each butterfly.
 
Slide 34: The National Museum of African American History Culture: A Souvenir Book
The National Museum of African American History Culture: A Souvenir Book
$9.95
The National Museum of African American History & Culture: A Souvenir Book showcases some of the most influential and important treasures of the National Museum of African American History and Culture's collections. These include a hymn book owned by Harriet Tubman; ankle shackles used to restrain enslaved people on ships during the Middle Passage; a dress that Rosa Parks was making shortly before she was arrested; a vintage, open-cockpit Tuskegee Airmen trainer plane; Muhammad Ali's headgear; an 1835 Bill of Sale enslaving a young girl named Polly; and Chuck Berry's Cadillac. These objects tell us the full story of African American history, of triumphs and tragedies and highs and lows.
 
Slide 35: Charles Lang Freer: A Cosmopolitan Life
Charles Lang Freer: A Cosmopolitan Life
$25.00
In Charles Lang Freer: A Cosmopolitan Life we follow Freer from his humble beginnings in Kingston, New York, to his rise to prominence in the railroad manufacturing industry in Detroit, Michigan. A richly illustrated narrative, Lee Glazer—the Freer Gallery's curator of American art—reveals in Charles Lang Freer: A Cosmopolitan Life his transformation from capitalist to connoisseur of both Asian and American art, his friendships with contemporary American artists, the decorative transformation of his home in Detroit, and his quest for masterpieces from Turkey to Tokyo. Drawing on Freer's voluminous correspondence and personal papers, Charles Lang Freer: A Cosmopolitan Life frames Freer's biography against the background of Gilded Age culture and the rise of the United States as an international power in the early decades of the twentieth century.