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Slide 0: The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects - Paperback
The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects - Paperback
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 1: Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour Through American History DVD + Free Guidebook
Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour Through American History DVD + Free Guidebook
$79.95
Explore the rich, visual history of the United States in 24 must-experience lectures in Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History DVD. Your eminent instructor is Dr. Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture. His unique approach shares the unexpected stories revealed by some of the Smithsonian’s most iconic American artifacts. From George Washington’s sword to the Star Spangled Banner and from Harriet Tubman’s hymnal to the space shuttle Discovery, Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History could not be more riveting or more approachable.

A collaboration between The Great Courses and the Smithsonian Institution, Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History is an educational experience you may feel compelled to binge watch. The companion Free Guidebook includes a 272-page course synopsis, portraits and literature, list of featured objects, suggested readings and bibliography.

LECTURE TITLES

1. The Star-Spangled Banner—Inspiring the Anthem
2. Presidents and Generals—Images of Leadership
3. Conscience and Conflict—Religious History
4. The Growth and Spread of Slavery
5. Emancipation and the Civil War
6. Gold, Guns, and Grandeur—The West
7. The First Americans—Then and Now
8. Planes, Trains, Automobiles … and Wagons
9. Communications—From Telegraph to Television
10. Immigrant Dreams and Immigrant Struggles
11. User Friendly—Democratizing Technology
12. Extinction and Conservation
13. Kitty Hawk to Tranquility—Innovation and Flight
14. Cold War—Red Badges, Bombs, and the Berlin Wall
15. National Tragedy—Maine, Pearl Harbor, 9/11

Plus 9 more lecture titles!

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Slide 2: 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 3: The Jefferson Bible
The Jefferson Bible
$35.00
The Jefferson Bible, Smithsonian Edition: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
by Thomas Jefferson

The Jefferson Bible is an exquisite full-color reproduction of his famous, much-edited version of Jesus’ life and teachings, cut and pasted from eight Bibles—two each in English, French, Latin and Greek. Includes his hand-written margin notes, chapters on his Enlightenment views, and a review of the painstaking process to preserve the original.

An introduction by Smithsonian curators Harry R. Rubenstein and Barbara Clark Smith explains Jefferson’s intentions in creating the volume and the ways that his endeavor reflected his Enlightenment ideals and Revolutionary spirit. Smithsonian conservator Janice Stagnitto Ellis’s essay on conservation reveals surprising insights into how Jefferson crafted the book so precisely. Faithful to the unique artifact so painstakingly created by Thomas Jefferson himself, The Jefferson Bible, Smithsonian Edition makes the thoughts of a great American mind accessible for generations to come.
 
Slide 4: America The Cookbook: A Culinary Road Trip Through The 50 States
America The Cookbook: A Culinary Road Trip Through The 50 States
$49.95
From appetizers to desserts and beyond, America the Cookbook: A Culinary Road Trip Through the 50 States is the first book to comprehensively document AND celebrate the diversity and melting-pot fusion of American cuisine. This 800-recipe collection includes a unique state-by-state section with essays and menus from 100 preeminent food experts and chefs. Thoroughly researched.
 
Slide 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: Sparkling Crystal Poppy Pin
Sparkling Crystal Poppy Pin
$35.00
Glitter like it's 1939! Encrusted with ruby and aurora borealis crystals, this glam poppy pin elevates the style factor for casual or dressier attire, while recalling key aspects of The Wizard of Oz™ film—the field of poppies through which Dorothy passes and the sparkling shoes that help her return home to Kansas. Enameled and gold plated metal.
 
Slide 9: Cairn Terrier Plush
Cairn Terrier Plush
$25.00
As adorable as she is oh-so-huggable, this soft, cuddly and realistic Cairn Terrier with her bright golden eyes and leatherette nose will absolutely enchant dog lovers of every age and fans of Toto in The Wonderful World of the Wizard of Oz will recognize her impish terrier looks. Kids, ages 24 months to 124, will eagerly cuddle Hazel (aka Toto) as a pal just for the delight of it or possibly while rereading or listening to L. Frank Baum classics. Made from the highest quality Acrylic/Polyester fabrics. Imported.
 
Slide 10: 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 11: Red Shoes Ceramic Travel Mug
Red Shoes Ceramic Travel Mug
$24.00
Celebrating, perhaps, the most memorable line from the classic The Wizard of Oz™ film, this Red Shoes Ceramic Travel Mug features both a locking lid and a skid-resistant bottom to prevent spillage. Fits most cup holders. Ceramic. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Made in the U.S.A.
 
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