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Monuments Men : Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history

Author: Robert M Edsel; Bret Witter
Publisher: London : Arrow Books, [2014] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... In a race against time, a group of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others--called the Monuments Men--risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. Focusing on the period between D-Day and V-E Day, this acclaimed book follows six Monument Men on their impossible mission to save the world's great art from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
History
Art and the war
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Edsel; Bret Witter
ISBN: 9780099567943 0099567946
OCLC Number: 872668302
Notes: Publication date from publisher's Web site.
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Originally published: London : Preface Publishing, 2009.
Description: xvi, 473 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Contents: 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 --
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 --
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 --
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 --
The aftermath. Understanding Altaussee ; Evacuation ; The journey home ; Heroes of civilization ; What is your connection to the story?
Responsibility: Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter.

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