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Saving Italy : the race to rescue a nation's treasures from the Nazis

Autore: Robert M Edsel
Editore: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : English : First editionVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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When Hitler's armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind's greatest cultural treasures. As they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the antiquities of the Roman Empire. In May 1944 two unlikely American heroes--artist Deane Keller and scholar Fred Hartt--embarked from Naples on the treasure hunt of a  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: History
Art and the war
Persona incaricata: Deane Keller; Frederick Hartt; Frederick Hartt; Deane Keller
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Robert M Edsel
ISBN: 9780393082418 0393082415 9780393348804 0393348806
Numero OCLC: 836748321
Descrizione: xxii, 454 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contenuti: Section I. Inception. Changing of the guard --
A new type of soldier --
"Bombs and words" --
The experiment begins --
Growing pains --
A new order --
A troubled bunch --
Gifts --
Section II. Struggle. The first test --
Close call --
Refuge --
Life on the road --
Treasure hunt --
Surprises --
Guardian angels --
"Little saints, help us" --
"The most beautiful cemetery in the word' --
Whereabouts unknown --
Resurrection --
Christmas wishes --
Section III. Victory. Trouble in the ranks --
Switching sides --
Operation sunrise --
Complications --
Surrender --
The race --
The big move --
Section IV. Aftermath. Perspective --
The heroes and their legacy --
Acknowledgements --
Have you seen these works of art? --
Monuments men and women serving in the Mediterranean theater.
Responsabilità: Robert M. Edsel.

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Brilliantly researched and vividly written, "Saving Italy" brings readers from Milan and the near destruction of "The Last Supper" to the inner sanctum of the Vatican and behind closed doors with the  Per saperne di più…

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