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The monuments men : Allied heros, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history / Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter

Catalog Data

Author:
Edsel, Robert M  Search this
Witter, Bret  Search this
Subject:
Allied Forces Supreme Headquarters Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section History  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 473 p., [16] p. of plates : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Art and the war
Place:
Germany
Europe
Date:
2009
20th century
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?
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.
Topic:
Art thefts--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Confiscations and contributions  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Destruction and pillage  Search this
Art treasures in war--History  Search this
Cultural property--Protection--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_921338