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Rescuing Da Vinci: Hitler and the Nazis Stole Europe's Great Art-America and Her Allies Recovered It
     

Rescuing Da Vinci: Hitler and the Nazis Stole Europe's Great Art-America and Her Allies Recovered It

by Robert M. Edsel, Edmund P. Pillsbury (Foreword by), Lynn H. Nicholas (Foreword by)
 

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Rescuing Da Vinci uses 460 photographs to tell the untold story of the 'Monuments Men' and their discovery of more than 1,000 repositories filled with millions of items including paintings, sculptures, furniture, archives and other treasures stolen during WWII by Adolph Hitler and the Nazis. Rescuing Da Vinci includes photographs of Hitler designing

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Rescuing Da Vinci uses 460 photographs to tell the untold story of the 'Monuments Men' and their discovery of more than 1,000 repositories filled with millions of items including paintings, sculptures, furniture, archives and other treasures stolen during WWII by Adolph Hitler and the Nazis. Rescuing Da Vinci includes photographs of Hitler designing the Fuhrer Museum, along with photographs of the extraordinary measures taken by museum officials in Europe to protect their masterpieces from the Nazis' planned looting. Ultimately, Hitler and the Nazis' unprecedented theft of Europe gave way to the greatest treasure hunt in history, the search for art and other treasures valued at more than a trillion dollars! The Allies created a special force known as Monuments, Fine Art and Archives Section comprised of museum directors, curators and art historians- men and women from more than 15 nations who spent more than six years locating, rescuing and then returning these treasures to the countries from which they were stolen. Efforts to locate and return missing artwork continue to this day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977434909
Publisher:
Laurel Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
12/01/2006
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Robert M. Edsel began his career in the oil & gas business. While living in Europe in 1996, he developed an interest in the looting and rescuing of artworks during WWII. He has spent the last three years researching this subject. Mr. Edsel is an author, film producer, lecturer and investor who resides in Dallas, Texas.

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