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The Resource Monuments man : the mission to save Vermeers, Rembrandts, Da Vincis, and more from the Nazis' grasp, James J. Rorimer with Louis and Anne Rorimer ; foreword by Lynn H. Nicholas

Monuments man : the mission to save Vermeers, Rembrandts, Da Vincis, and more from the Nazis' grasp, James J. Rorimer with Louis and Anne Rorimer ; foreword by Lynn H. Nicholas

Label
Monuments man : the mission to save Vermeers, Rembrandts, Da Vincis, and more from the Nazis' grasp
Title
Monuments man
Title remainder
the mission to save Vermeers, Rembrandts, Da Vincis, and more from the Nazis' grasp
Statement of responsibility
James J. Rorimer with Louis and Anne Rorimer ; foreword by Lynn H. Nicholas
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A classic now back in print and enriched with new imagery, James J. Rorimer's riveting first-hand account takes readers on a treasure hunt as he follows the Allied troops across France and Germany to save Nazi-stolen masterpieces of art. James J. Rorimer, former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, became a leading figure in the art recovery unit known as the Monuments Men, an elite group imbedded in the US Army, who risked their lives during World War II to save Europe's greatest artworks from Hitler's grasp. In the film Monuments Men, Matt Damon's character is based on Rorimer as he embarks on the world's most dangerous real-life hunt for stolen artworks with the goal of locating, seizing, and returning the works to their original holders, including museums and private collectors. This new edition of a book first published in 1950 includes the original illustrations from the first edition plus a wealth of new imagery and ephemera uncovered during extensive research, including WWII photo-graphs, many taken by Rorimer himself, that are accompanied by gorgeous reproductions of many of the Old Masters Rorimer helped save by artists such as Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci, Bruegel, Vermeer, Goya, Velazquez, and van Eyck. Maps created specially for this volume, and other facts about WWII history and geography, add new dimension to a remarkable story of courage, perseverance, and ultimately, triumph
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1905-1966
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Rorimer, James J.
Dewey number
940.53/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.A7
LC item number
R675 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Rorimer, Louis
  • Rorimer, Anne
  • Nicholas, Lynn H.
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  • Rorimer, James J.
  • Allied Forces
  • Allied Forces
  • Art thefts
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Art treasures in war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Cultural property
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Monuments man : the mission to save Vermeers, Rembrandts, Da Vincis, and more from the Nazis' grasp, James J. Rorimer with Louis and Anne Rorimer ; foreword by Lynn H. Nicholas
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • crt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780847871230
Lccn
2021953307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
Ownership
ORO: Gift of Zane Albion Thompson
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1262799408
  • 1262799408
Label
Monuments man : the mission to save Vermeers, Rembrandts, Da Vincis, and more from the Nazis' grasp, James J. Rorimer with Louis and Anne Rorimer ; foreword by Lynn H. Nicholas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • crt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780847871230
Lccn
2021953307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
Ownership
ORO: Gift of Zane Albion Thompson
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1262799408
  • 1262799408

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