The book features a female impressionist painter, whose life intertwines with that of painter Edouard Manet.
The book “Of Arms and Artists” blends the politics and art at the time of the American Revolution, and offers a deeper look at the artists themselves.
Next year marks 25 years since the closing of the Belchertown State School, which became infamous for its horrible conditions and abuse of its patients. Donald Vitkus was one of those patients.
Regardless of the outcome, this presidential election is the first time a woman is the presidential nominee of a major party. And the first woman to vote for president after passage of the 19th Amendment was apparently a resident of Western Mass.
Peter Benes has devoted the last 30 years to tracing the history of early American traveling entertainers.
Arkwright follows a renowned writer who dedicates his fortune to creating a starship, in hopes of establishing a human colony on a distant planet.
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