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Saving Italy

The Race to Rescue A Nation's Treasures From the Nazis
Edsel, Robert M. (Book - 2013)
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Saving Italy
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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.
Authors: Edsel, Robert M.
Statement of Responsibility: Robert M. Edsel
Title: Saving Italy
the race to rescue a nation's treasures from the Nazis
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2013], ©2013
Edition: First Edition
Characteristics: xxii, 454 pages : illustrated, maps ; 25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 354-440) and index
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.
Subject Headings: 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
Topical Term: Art treasures in war
World War, 1939-1945
Art thefts
Cultural property
LCCN: 2013010708
ISBN: 9780393082418
0393082415
Branch Call Number: 940.5345 E
Research Call Number: JFE 13-5779
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I like the idea of this book but as I got into the 5th chapter I realized that one really needs to have the internet handy to look up the art/architecture/sculptures they mention. Italian art and architecture was my favorite in art in school so some of the works I was familiar with but there were MANY that I didn't realize I didn't know...hence the reason to have the internet handy. At the time I didn't so I will have to tackle this one again in future. just the book and the internet and not 8 other books waiting to be read.
Very Interesting though

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