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

Edsel, Robert M. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Main Library D810.A7 E37 S2 2013 37684001089350 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393082418
  • ISBN: 0393082415
  • ISBN: 9780393348804
  • ISBN: 0393348806
  • Physical Description: xxii, 454 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-440) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Section I. Inception. Changing of the guard -- A new type of soldier -- "Bombs and words" -- The experiment begins -- Growing pains -- A new order -- A troubled bunch -- Gifts -- Section II. Struggle. The first test -- Close call -- Refuge -- Life on the road -- Treasure hunt -- Surprises -- 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 -- Operation sunrise -- Complications -- Surrender -- The race -- The big move -- Section IV. Aftermath. Perspective -- The heroes and their legacy -- Acknowledgements -- Have you seen these works of art? -- Monuments men and women serving in the Mediterranean theater.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section > History.
Art treasures in war > Italy > History > 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 > Art and the war.
Art thefts > Italy > History > 20th century.
Cultural property > Protection > Italy > History > 20th century.
Keller, Deane, 1901-1992.
Hartt, Frederick.
Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section.

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