Rescuing da Vinci : Hitler and the Nazis stole Europe's great art : America and her allies recovered it / Robert M. Edsel ; forewords by Lynn H. Nicholas and Edmund P. Pillsbury.Material type: TextPublisher: Dallas : Laurel Pub., c2006Description: xvi, 302 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cmISBN: 9780977433490; 0977433498; 9780977434909; 0977434907; 097743494X; 9780977434947Subject(s): Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei | Art thefts -- Europe -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works | Art treasures in war -- Europe -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works | World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war -- Pictorial worksAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Rescuing da Vinci.LOC classification: N8795.3.E85 | E37 2006Online resources: Table of contents only
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 290-294) and index.
Uses photographs to tell the untold story of the "Monuments Men" and their discovery of more than 1,000 repositories, many of which contained paintings, sculpture, furniture, and other treasures stolen by the Nazis.
Setting the stage -- Preparations -- War arrives -- Theft by any other nature -- Heroes and heroines -- Treasure found -- Collecting points -- Homeward bound -- Casualties of war.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsRobert M. Edsel was born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1956. He is the author of several non-fiction books including Rescuing Da Vinci, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, and Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis. The Monuments Men was adapted into a film starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, and Cate Blanchett. Edsel is the founder and president of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, which received the 2007 National Humanities Medal under President George W. Bush.
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