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

Author: Robert M Edsel
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2014. ©2013
Series: Norton paperback.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 tresure hunt of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
History
Art and the war
Named Person: Frederick Hartt; Deane Keller; Frederick Hartt; Deane Keller
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Edsel
ISBN: 9780393348804 0393348806
OCLC Number: 875354298
Description: xxii, 454 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Series Title: Norton paperback.
Responsibility: Robert M. Edsel.
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New York Times Bestseller "A poignant, fascinating story, bringing to life the soldier-scholars who saved Italy's treasures."-Evan Thomas, best-selling author of Ike's Bluff and Sea of Thunder  Read more...

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"Edsel's knowledge and appreciation of art amplifies this celebration of the unheralded group of men who ensured the safety of Italy's greatest treasures." "Saving Italy is an astonishing account of Read more...

 
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