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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, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView 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 treasure hunt of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
History
Electronic books
Art and the war
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Edsel, Robert M.
Saving Italy.
(DLC) 2013010708
(OCoLC)836748321
Named Person: Deane Keller; Frederick Hartt; Frederick Hartt; Deane Keller
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Edsel
ISBN: 9780393240450 0393240452
OCLC Number: 915596788
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 454 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Robert M. Edsel.
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From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Monuments Men "An astonishing account of a little-known American effort to save Italy's...art during World War II."-Tom Brokaw  Read more...

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