Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis

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ISBN 10 : 9780393240450
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Download or read book Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis written by Robert M. Edsel and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2013-05-06 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Monuments Men "An astonishing account of a little-known American effort to save Italy's…art during World War II."—Tom Brokaw 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. On the eve of the Allied invasion, General Dwight Eisenhower empowered a new kind of soldier to protect these historic riches. 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. With the German army retreating up the Italian peninsula, orders came from the highest levels of the Nazi government to transport truckloads of art north across the border into the Reich. Standing in the way was General Karl Wolff, a top-level Nazi officer. As German forces blew up the magnificent bridges of Florence, General Wolff commandeered the great collections of the Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace, later risking his life to negotiate a secret Nazi surrender with American spymaster Allen Dulles. Brilliantly researched and vividly written, the New York Times bestselling Saving Italy brings readers from Milan and the near destruction of The Last Supper to the inner sanctum of the Vatican and behind closed doors with the preeminent Allied and Axis leaders: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Churchill; Hitler, Göring, and Himmler. An unforgettable story of epic thievery and political intrigue, Saving Italy is a testament to heroism on behalf of art, culture, and history.

Everlasting Nation

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The British Merchant; Or, Commerce Preserv'd

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Monetary Theory, 1601-1758

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ISBN 10 : 0415140218
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Download or read book Monetary Theory, 1601-1758 written by Antoin E. Murphy and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 1997 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This six-volume set contains the writings of the earliest pioneers of monetary theory. It contains some 28 texts, beginning with Gerard de Maynes' "A Treatise of the Canker of England's Common Wealth" (1601) and ending with Joseph Harris' "An Essay on Money and Coins" (1757/58).

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

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The Homiletic Review

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Homiletic Review

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Art Treasures for the Nation

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National Treasures

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ISBN 10 : 9781529387469
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Download or read book National Treasures written by Caroline Shenton and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-11-11 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Vigorously researched and highly entertaining' - Daily Telegraph 'Geeks triumph over the forces of darkness: nothing could have given me greater pleasure. Combining an exciting story with scrupulous research, Caroline Shenton has done her unlikely heroes proud' - Lucy Worsley As Hitler prepared to invade Poland during the sweltering summer of 1939, men and women from across London's museums, galleries and archives formulated ingenious plans to send the nation's highest prized objects to safety. Using stately homes, tube tunnels, slate mines, castles, prisons, stone quarries and even their own homes, a dedicated bunch of unlikely misfits packed up the nation's greatest treasures and, in a race against time, dispatched them throughout the country on a series of top-secret wartime adventures. National Treasures highlights a moment from our history when an unlikely coalition of mild-mannered civil servants, social oddballs and metropolitan aesthetes became the front line in the heritage war against Hitler. Caroline Shenton shares the interwoven lives of ordinary people who kept calm and carried on in the most extraordinary of circumstances in their efforts to save the Nation's historic identity.

National Galleries

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ISBN 10 : 9781317432425
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Download or read book National Galleries written by Simon Knell and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-01-22 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Are national galleries different from other kinds of art gallery or museum? What value is there for the nation in a collection of international masterpieces? How are national galleries involved in the construction national art? National Galleries is the first book to undertake a panoramic view of a type of national institution – which are sometimes called national museums of fine art – that is now found in almost every nation on earth. Adopting a richly illustrated, globally inclusive, comparative view, Simon Knell argues that national galleries should not be understood as ‘great galleries’ but as peculiar sites where art is made to perform in acts of nation building. A book that fundamentally rewrites the history of these institutions and encourages the reader to dispense with elitist views of their worth, Knell reveals an unseen geography and a rich complexity of performance. He considers the ways the national galleries entangle art and nation, and the differing trajectories and purposes of international and national art. Exploring galleries, artists and artworks from around the world, National Galleries is an argument about how we think about and study these institutions. Privileging the situatedness of each national gallery performance, and valuing localism over universalism, Knell looks particularly at how national art is constructed and represented. He ends with examples that show the mutability of national art and by questioning the necessity of art nationalism.

The London Magazine; Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer

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The Treasure of Montezuma

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105040066644
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The Nation

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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature

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Oklahoma Treasures and Treasure Tales

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ISBN 10 : 0806121742
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Download or read book Oklahoma Treasures and Treasure Tales written by Steve Wilson and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 1989-05-01 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains stories; some true, some legendary, about caches of lost treasure.

A Nation's Benefactor, Gen'l John A. Sutter

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ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924032264503
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