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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.

Publisher New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2013.
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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.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 425-440) and index.
Subject Keller, Deane, 1901-1992.
Hartt, Frederick.
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.
Italy -- History -- German occupation, 1943-1945.
Other Title Race to rescue a nation's treasures from the Nazis
Call # 940.5345 EDSEL
ISBN 9780393082418 (hc.)
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