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Author Edsel, Robert M.

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

Imprint New York, N.Y. : W. W. Norton & Company, c2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  940.5345 Eds    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxii, 454 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 425-440) and index.
Source NBK 7/13 PPL
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.
ISBN 9780393082418

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