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The Resource The monuments men : allied heroes, Nazi thieves and the greatest treasure hunt in history, Robert M. Edsel ; with Bret Witter

The monuments men : allied heroes, Nazi thieves and the greatest treasure hunt in history, Robert M. Edsel ; with Bret Witter

Label
The monuments men : allied heroes, Nazi thieves and the greatest treasure hunt in history
Title
The monuments men
Title remainder
allied heroes, Nazi thieves and the greatest treasure hunt in history
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Edsel ; with Bret Witter
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is 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. These unlikely heroes, mostly middle-aged family men, walked away from successful careers into the epicenter of the war risking and some losing their lives. They included: Ronald Edmund Balfour, Henry Ettlinger, Walker Hancock, Walter Huchthausen, Jacques Jaujard, Lincoln Kirstein, Robert Posey, James J. Rorimer, George Stout, and Rose Valland. -- Provided by the publisher
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
Tone
Writing style
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329089
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Edsel, Robert M
Dewey number
940.53/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.A7
LC item number
E23 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Witter, Bret
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True
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  • Allied Forces
  • Art thefts
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Art treasures in war
  • Cultural property
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
allied heros, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history
Label
The monuments men : allied heroes, Nazi thieves and the greatest treasure hunt in history, Robert M. Edsel ; with Bret Witter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [447]-454) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Control code
20377375
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First trade edition.
Extent
xvi, 473 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781599951508
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • NHCCYBP
  • (OCoLC)548634252
Label
The monuments men : allied heroes, Nazi thieves and the greatest treasure hunt in history, Robert M. Edsel ; with Bret Witter
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [447]-454) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Control code
20377375
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First trade edition.
Extent
xvi, 473 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781599951508
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • NHCCYBP
  • (OCoLC)548634252

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