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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, 2013, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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: Art
History
Art and the war
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Edsel; Bret Witter
ISBN: 9781599951508 1599951509 9781599951492 1599951495 9780316240055 0316240052
OCLC Number: 965599847
Notes: Film tie-in.
Description: xvi, 473 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 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. VOID. Salt --
Horror --
The Gauleiter --
The battered mine --
Last birthday --
Plans --
The noose --
Discoveries --
The noose tighteners --
The race --
Final days --
The translator --
The sound of music --
End of the road --
V. 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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"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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