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The monuments men : Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history

Author: Robert M Edsel; Bret Witter
Publisher: New York : Center Street, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The previously untold story of a little-known WWII Allied division whose mission was to track down European art and treasures that had been looted by the Nazis at Hitler's command"--Provided by the publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Art
Art and the war
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Edsel, Robert M.
Monuments men.
New York : Center Street, 2009
(OCoLC)805922613
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Edsel; Bret Witter
ISBN: 9781599951492 1599951495 1599951509 9781599951508
OCLC Number: 317118312
Notes: "Autographed copy."
Description: xvi, 473 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The mission. Out of Germany ; Hitler's dream ; The call to arms ; A dull and empty world ; Leptis magna ; The first campaign ; Monte Cassino ; Monuments, fine arts, and archives ; The task --
II. Northern Europe. Winning respect ; A meeting in the field ; Michaelangelo's Madonna ; The cathedral and the masterpiece ; Van Eyck's Mystic Lamb ; James Rorimer visits the Louvre ; Entering Germany ; A field trip ; Tapestry ; Christmas wishes ; The Madonna of La Gleize ; The train ; The Bulge ; Champagne --
III. Germany. A German Jew in the U.S. Army ; Coming through the battle ; The new monuments man ; George Stout with his maps ; Art on the move ; Two turning points ; Hitler's Nero decree ; First army across the Rhine ; Treasure map ; Frustration ; Inside the mountain ; Lost ; A week to remember --
IV. The void. Salt ; Horror ; The Gauleiter ; The battered mine ; Last birthday ; Plans ; The noose ; Discoveries ; The noose tightens ; The race ; Final days ; The translator ; The sound of music ; End of the road --
V. The aftermath. Understanding Altaussee ; Evacuation ; The journey home ; Heroes of civilization.
Responsibility: Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter.

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"The previously untold story of a little-known WWII Allied division whose mission was to track down European art and treasures that had been looted by the Nazis at Hitler's command"--Provided by the publisher.

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