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The Resource Saving Italy : the race to rescue a nation's treasures from the Nazis, Robert M. Edsel

Saving Italy : the race to rescue a nation's treasures from the Nazis, Robert M. Edsel

Label
Saving Italy : the race to rescue a nation's treasures from the Nazis
Title
Saving Italy
Title remainder
the race to rescue a nation's treasures from the Nazis
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Edsel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 lifetime, tracking billions of dollars of missing art, including works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Titian, Caravaggio, and Botticelli
Cataloging source
SDY
Dewey number
940.53/45
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Saving Italy : the race to rescue a nation's treasures from the Nazis, Robert M. Edsel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Printed in the United States of America
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 425-440) and index
Contents
  • A troubled bunch
  • Gifts
  • Section II.
  • Struggle.
  • The first test
  • Close call
  • Refuge
  • Life on the road
  • Treasure hunt
  • Surprises
  • Section I.
  • 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
  • Inception.
  • Operation sunrise
  • Complications
  • Surrender
  • The race
  • The big move
  • Section IV.
  • Aftermath.
  • Perspective
  • The heroes and their legacy
  • Acknowledgements
  • Changing of the guard
  • Have you seen these works of art?
  • Monuments men and women serving in the Mediterranean theater
  • A new type of soldier
  • "Bombs and words"
  • The experiment begins
  • Growing pains
  • A new order
Control code
ocn870220228
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 454 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393348804
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013010708
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780393348804
Label
Saving Italy : the race to rescue a nation's treasures from the Nazis, Robert M. Edsel
Publication
Note
Printed in the United States of America
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 425-440) and index
Contents
  • A troubled bunch
  • Gifts
  • Section II.
  • Struggle.
  • The first test
  • Close call
  • Refuge
  • Life on the road
  • Treasure hunt
  • Surprises
  • Section I.
  • 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
  • Inception.
  • Operation sunrise
  • Complications
  • Surrender
  • The race
  • The big move
  • Section IV.
  • Aftermath.
  • Perspective
  • The heroes and their legacy
  • Acknowledgements
  • Changing of the guard
  • Have you seen these works of art?
  • Monuments men and women serving in the Mediterranean theater
  • A new type of soldier
  • "Bombs and words"
  • The experiment begins
  • Growing pains
  • A new order
Control code
ocn870220228
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 454 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393348804
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013010708
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780393348804

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