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The Resource The monuments men : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Robert M. Edsel ; with Bret Witter, (kit)

The monuments men : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Robert M. Edsel ; with Bret Witter, (kit)

Label
The monuments men : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups]
Title
The monuments men
Title remainder
[a Gab bag for book discussion groups]
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Edsel ; with Bret Witter
Title variation
Gab bags
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the previously untold story of a little-known WWII Allied division whose mission was to track down European art and treasures that had been looted by the Nazis at Hitler's command. These unlikely heroes, mostly middle-aged family men, walked away from successful careers into the epicenter of the war risking and some losing their lives. They included: Ronald Edmund Balfour, Henry Ettlinger, Walker Hancock, Walter Huchthausen, Jacques Jaujard, Lincoln Kirstein, Robert Posey, James J. Rorimer, George Stout, and Rose Valland. -- Provided by the publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
VAK
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Edsel, Robert M
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Witter, Bret
  • Williamsburg Regional Library
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  • Allied Forces
  • Art thefts
  • Art treasures in war
  • Book clubs (Discussion groups)
  • Cultural property
  • Group reading
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
The monuments men : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Robert M. Edsel ; with Bret Witter, (kit)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Assembled by the Adult Services staff of the Williamsburg Regional Library for use by book discussion groups
  • Copies published: Center Street, 2010 (imprint may vary)
  • Each copy: xvi, 473 pages, [16] pages of plates
  • Originally published: 2009
  • Title from tag attached to tote bag
Accompanying material
1 resource notebook
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [447]-454) and index
Carrier category
object
Carrier category code
  • nr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
three-dimensional form
Content type code
  • tdf
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mission. Out of Germany ; Hitler's dream ; The call to arms ; A dull and empty world ; Leptis magna ; The first campaign ; Monte Cassino ; Monuments, fine arts, and archives ; The task -- Northern Europe. Winning respect ; A meeting in the field ; Michaelangelo's Madonna ; The cathedral and the masterpiece ; Van Eyck's Mystic Lamb ; James Rorimer visits the Louvre ; Entering Germany ; A field trip ; Tapestry ; Christmas wishes ; The Madonna of La Gleize ; The train ; The Bulge ; Champagne -- Germany. A German Jew in the U.S. Army ; Coming through the battle ; The new monuments man ; George Stout with his maps ; Art on the move ; Two turning points ; Hitler's Nero decree ; First army across the Rhine ; Treasure map ; Frustration ; Inside the mountain ; Lost ; A week to remember -- The void. Salt ; Horror ; The Gauleiter ; The battered mine ; Last birthday ; Plans ; The noose ; Discoveries ; The noose tightens ; The race ; Final days ; The translator ; The sound of music ; End of the road -- The aftermath. Understanding Altaussee ; Evacuation ; The journey home ; Heroes of civilization -- What is your connection to the story?
Edition
Book discussion group edition.
Extent
9 regular print copies, 1 audiobook +
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Please call Adult Services Desk at 259-7720 with any questions.
System control number
  • 877078908
  • (OCoLC)877078908
Label
The monuments men : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Robert M. Edsel ; with Bret Witter, (kit)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Assembled by the Adult Services staff of the Williamsburg Regional Library for use by book discussion groups
  • Copies published: Center Street, 2010 (imprint may vary)
  • Each copy: xvi, 473 pages, [16] pages of plates
  • Originally published: 2009
  • Title from tag attached to tote bag
Accompanying material
1 resource notebook
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [447]-454) and index
Carrier category
object
Carrier category code
  • nr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
three-dimensional form
Content type code
  • tdf
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mission. Out of Germany ; Hitler's dream ; The call to arms ; A dull and empty world ; Leptis magna ; The first campaign ; Monte Cassino ; Monuments, fine arts, and archives ; The task -- Northern Europe. Winning respect ; A meeting in the field ; Michaelangelo's Madonna ; The cathedral and the masterpiece ; Van Eyck's Mystic Lamb ; James Rorimer visits the Louvre ; Entering Germany ; A field trip ; Tapestry ; Christmas wishes ; The Madonna of La Gleize ; The train ; The Bulge ; Champagne -- Germany. A German Jew in the U.S. Army ; Coming through the battle ; The new monuments man ; George Stout with his maps ; Art on the move ; Two turning points ; Hitler's Nero decree ; First army across the Rhine ; Treasure map ; Frustration ; Inside the mountain ; Lost ; A week to remember -- The void. Salt ; Horror ; The Gauleiter ; The battered mine ; Last birthday ; Plans ; The noose ; Discoveries ; The noose tightens ; The race ; Final days ; The translator ; The sound of music ; End of the road -- The aftermath. Understanding Altaussee ; Evacuation ; The journey home ; Heroes of civilization -- What is your connection to the story?
Edition
Book discussion group edition.
Extent
9 regular print copies, 1 audiobook +
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Please call Adult Services Desk at 259-7720 with any questions.
System control number
  • 877078908
  • (OCoLC)877078908

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