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The monuments men : Allied heros, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history /

by Edsel, Robert M; Witter, Bret.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Center Street, 2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: xvi, 473 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781599951492; 1599951495.Subject(s): Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section -- History | 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 | Weltkrieg (1939-1945) | Kunstraub | DeutschlandOnline resources: Inhaltsverzeichnis | Inhaltsverzeichnis
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [447]-454) and index.

"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.

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?

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The monuments men by Edsel, Robert M. ©2009

Center Street, (New York, N.Y. :) 1 online text file (458 p.) : ill., maps (some col.) ; 54

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