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Americans Who Tell The Truth **Inscribed by Author/Artist**

Shetterly, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0525474293 / ISBN 13: 9780525474296
Published by Dutton Childrens Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2005
Condition: Fine+ Hardcover
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**Inscribed on title page, signed and dated, 'To Nancy, sincerely, Robert Shetterly, 5/26/07, Woodstock.' First Edition, 4 th. Printing. As new condition, fine because it is signed with a fine dust jacket. Handsome copy! "The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls." -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton "After September 11, artist Robert Shetterly was inspired to draw strength from Americans, past and present, who have made our country strong. A single portrait grew into a powerful series. Now these paintings of fifty great Americans offer examples of what it means to have the freedom to speak the truth, while they remind us of our responsibility to make sure we are told the truth. Combined with thought-provoking quotes, they are arranged here to replicate the experience of a gallery show, with short biographies at the end of the book." --from the back of dust jacket. An incredible gallery of portraits and Americans, all who are deserving of this honor. An honor roll truth and principled leaders in their fields. This collection gives one great hope and emotion to progress onward toward maintaining our freedoms and humanity. Bookseller Inventory # 000603

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Title: Americans Who Tell The Truth **Inscribed by ...

Publisher: Dutton Childrens Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Robert Shetterly

Book Condition:Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition stated

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As we in the United States have the right to speak the truth, we also have theneed to be told the truth. Throughout history, politicians, writers, environmentalists, political activists, and others have used this freedom to motivate and empower Americans to challenge the status quo. Artist Robert Shetterly's fifty portraits, combined with thought-provoking quotes and concise biographies, offer a powerful view into what it means to be American, to hold American values, and to be part of a democratic society. Included are Frederick Douglass, Rachel Carson, Chief Joseph, Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, Mark Twain, Woody Guthrie, and more.

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In tribute to this country?s proud tradition of protest, fine artist Shetterly has chosen 50 Americans who have stood up for what he calls ?the promise of America,? presenting them in a series of accurately painted head-and-shoulder portraits with their names and a pithy quote scratched in. His selections, equally divided between men and women, range from such usual suspects as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to the less-familiar likes of child peace activist Samantha Smith, political columnist Molly Ivins, authors Frances Moore Lappe (Diet for a Small Planet) and Jonathan Kozol, plus controversial figures such as Emma Goldman and Dwight Eisenhower, the telling quotes are reprinted in the margins to make them more legible. Opening with an eloquent general statement of purpose, and closing with biographical comments on each entry, this gallery of writers, politicians, rabble-rousers, troublemakers, scientists, celebrities and activists will have a stirring cumulative effect, even on children unacquainted with many of their causes or accomplishments.

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