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Insurgency; personalities and politics of the Taft era.

Author: Ken Hechler
Publisher: New York, Russell & Russell, 1964 [©1940]
Series: Columbia studies in the social sciences, no. 470.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As riveting as a World War II thriller, The Forger's Spell is the true story of Johannes Vermeer and the small-time Dutch painter, Han van Meegeren, who dared to impersonate Vermeer centuries later. The con man's mark was Hermann Goering, one of the most reviled leaders of Nazi Germany and a fanatic collector of art.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hechler, Ken, 1914-
Insurgency.
New York, Russell & Russell, 1964 [©1940]
(OCoLC)755033863
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Hechler
OCLC Number: 6707761
Description: 252 pages 23 cm.
Contents: OCCUPIED HOLLAND. A knock on the door --
Looted art --
The outbreak of war --
Quasimodo --
The end of forgery? --
Forgery 101 --
The war against the Jews --
The forger's challenge --
Bargaining with vultures --
Van Meegeren's tears --
HERMANN GOERING AND JOHANNES VERMEER. Adolf Hitler --
Chasing Vermeer --
Goering's art collection --
Insights from a forger --
The amiable psychopath --
Goering's prize --
Vermeer, superstar --
A ghost's fingerprints --
THE SELLING OF CHRIST AT EMMAUS. Two forged Vermeers --
The expert's eye --
A forger's lesson --
Bredius --
"Without any doubt!" --
The uncanny valley --
Betting the farm --
Lady and Gentleman at the Harpsichord --
Dick Hannema --
The choice --
The Caravaggio connection --
In the forger's studio --
Underground tremors --
The summer of 1937 --
The lamb at the bank --
"Every inch a Vermeer" --
Two weeks and counting --
Too late! --
The last hurdle --
The unveiling --
ANATOMY OF A HOAX. Scandal in the archives --
All in the timing --
Believing is seeing --
The men who knew too much --
Blue Monday --
He who hesitates --
The great changeover --
THE CHASE. The secret in the salt mine --
The dentist's tale --
Goering on the run --
The nest egg --
Trapped! --
"I painted it myself!" --
Command performance --
The evidence piles up --
The trial --
The players make their exits.
Series Title: Columbia studies in the social sciences, no. 470.

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As riveting as a World War II thriller, The Forger's Spell is the true story of Johannes Vermeer and the small-time Dutch painter, Han van Meegeren, who dared to impersonate Vermeer centuries later. The con man's mark was Hermann Goering, one of the most reviled leaders of Nazi Germany and a fanatic collector of art.

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