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Edsel, Robert M
The monuments men : Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history / Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter
Alternate Title Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history
1st ed
New York : Center Street, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Browsing/1st Flr  D810.A7 E23 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section -- History
Subject(s) Art thefts -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Confiscations and contributions -- Germany
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war
World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Europe
Art treasures in war -- Europe -- History -- 20th century
Cultural property -- Protection -- Europe -- History -- 20th century
Physical Description xvi, 473 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps (some col.) ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [447]-454) and index
Color maps on lining papers
Summary "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
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?
Alternate Author Witter, Bret

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