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The Monuments Men

Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
Edsel, Robert M. (Book - 2009 )
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The Monuments Men


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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.
Authors: Edsel, Robert M.
Title: The monuments men
Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history
Publisher: New York :, Center Street,, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: xvi, 473 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,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. 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
V. The Aftermath
Understanding Altaussee
Evacuation
The journey home
Heroes of civilization.
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.
Local Note: 1 15 17 18 53 61 71 80 109 118 122 133 148 149 151 152 172 173 182 193 198 210 211 216 222 228 231 234 243 250 272
Additional Contributors: Witter, Bret
ISBN: 9781599951492
1599951495
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