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Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology

From early ragtime to international modernism, Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology (a 2011 update of the milestone 1973 Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz) lets you enjoy this uniquely American musical genre through its legendary innovators, including Armstrong, Ellington, Basie, Gillespie, Fitzgerald, and Marsalis. Box Set; 6 CDs with 111 tracks; soft cover companion book, 200 pages.

$79.99

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The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects - Signed Copy

Limited Quantities - Signed Book Plate Signed by the author Richard Kurin The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Now Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin, aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, has assembled a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a marvelous new perspective on the history of the United States. Ranging from the earliest years of the pre-Columbian continent to the digital age, and from the American Revolution to Vietnam, each entry pairs the fascinating history surrounding each object with the story of its creation or discovery and the place it has come to occupy in our national memory. Kurin sheds remarkable new light on objects we think we know well, from Lincoln's hat to Dorothy's ruby slippers and Julia Child's kitchen, including the often astonishing tales of how each made its way into the collections of the Smithsonian. Other objects will be eye-opening new discoveries for many, but no less evocative of the most poignant and important moments of the American experience. Some objects, such as Harriet Tubman's hymnal, Sitting Bull's ledger, Cesar Chavez's union jacket, and the Enola Gay bomber, tell difficult stories from the nation's history, and inspire controversies when exhibited at the Smithsonian. Others, from George Washington's sword to the space shuttle Discovery, celebrate the richness and vitality of the American spirit. In Kurin's hands, each object comes to vivid life, providing a tactile connection to American history. Beautifully designed and illustrated with color photographs throughout, The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects is a rich and fascinating journey through America's collective memory, and a beautiful object in its own right.

$50.00

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The Aviators, Smithsonian Edition

Written by gifted storyteller Winston Groom (author of Forrest Gump) , The Aviators tells the saga of three extraordinary aviatorsCharles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittleand how they redefine heroism through their genius, daring, and uncommon courage. This is the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes who defined aviation during the great age of flight. These cleverly interwoven tales of their heart-stopping adventures take us from the feats of World War I through the heroism of World War II and beyond, including daring military raids and survival-at-sea, and will appeal to fans of Unbroken, The Greatest Generation, and Flyboys. With the world in peril in World War II, each man set aside great success and comfort to return to the skies for his most daring mission yet. Doolittle, a brilliant aviation innovator, would lead the daring Tokyo Raid to retaliate for Pearl Harbor; Lindbergh, hero of the first solo flight across the Atlantic, would fly combat missions in the South Pacific; and Rickenbacker, World War I flying ace, would bravely hold his crew together while facing near-starvation and circling sharks after his plane went down in a remote part of the Pacific. Grooms rich narrative tells their intertwined storiesfrom broken homes to Medals of Honor (all three would receive it) ; barnstorming to the greatest raid of World War II; front-page triumph to anguished tragedy; and near-death to ultimate survivalas all took to the sky, time and again, to become exemplars of the spirit of the "greatest generation."

$12.99

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Smithsonian Dinosaur!

This spellbinding guide presents fossils, sea creatures, wooly mammoths, Neanderthals, insects and more in photorealistic, computer-generated images with detailed cross-sections and cutaways. Packed with fun facts, Smithsonian Dinosaur! brings the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Eras to life.

$24.99

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Smithsonian Civil War in 3D: The Life and Death of the Soldier

Explore the compelling story of everyday life for Confederate and Union soldierswhat they ate, where they slept, and how they filled the long hours before battlethrough their letters and diaries with Smithsonian Civil War in 3D: The Life and Death of the Soldier.

$34.95

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Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour Through American History DVD + Free Guidebook

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 Smithsonians most iconic American artifacts. From George Washingtons sword to the Star Spangled Banner and from Harriet Tubmans 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 BannerInspiring the Anthem 2. Presidents and GeneralsImages of Leadership 3. Conscience and ConflictReligious History 4. The Growth and Spread of Slavery 5. Emancipation and the Civil War 6. Gold, Guns, and GrandeurThe West 7. The First AmericansThen and Now 8. Planes, Trains, Automobiles and Wagons 9. CommunicationsFrom Telegraph to Television 10. Immigrant Dreams and Immigrant Struggles 11. User FriendlyDemocratizing Technology 12. Extinction and Conservation 13. Kitty Hawk to TranquilityInnovation and Flight 14. Cold WarRed Badges, Bombs, and the Berlin Wall 15. National TragedyMaine, Pearl Harbor, 9/11 16. For the Greater GoodPublic Health 17. Women Making History 18. The Power of Portraits 19. Two Centuries of American Style 20. HollywoodThe American Myth Machine 21. The Hope DiamondAmericas Crown Jewel 22. Sing Out for JusticeAmerican Music 23. Exploring the Land, Exploring the Universe 24. All Men Are Created EqualCivil Rights

$79.95

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2015 Smithsonian Cherry Blossom Scarf

A nod to the centuries-old tradition of cherry blossom viewing, or hanami, the ethereal motif of this soft, feminine 2015 Smithsonian Cherry Blossom Scarf lets you enjoy their budding elegance in any season. 100% silk. Imported.

$55.00

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Smithsonian Spanish Tile Shawl

The colorful pattern of this graphic wrap is interpreted in vivid primary hues. This versatile Smithsonian Spanish Tile Shawl is as perfect with jeans as with a cocktail dress. Rayon. Made in India.

$19.99

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Smithsonian Peacock Feathers Shawl

Silky, breathable, and ultra soft, this multi-style wrap reprises an original design hand-painted for us by Maui artist Stephanie Sachs. This fun, self-fringed Smithsonian Peacock Feathers Shawl is digitally printed on 100% modal. Made in India.

$49.99

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Smithsonian Qing Court Scarf

This magnificent limited-edition Smithsonian Qing Court Scarf is rich in palette and intricate in design. Semi-sheer poly chiffon with hand-rolled hem. Made in the U.S.A.

$60.00

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