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The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War

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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

The cast of characters includes Hitler and Goering, Gertrude Stein and Marc Chagall--not to mention works by artists from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso. And the story told in this superbly researched and suspenseful book is that of the Third Reich's war on European culture and the Allies' desperate effort to preserve it.

From the Nazi purges of "Degenerate Art" and Goering's shopping sprees in occupied Paris to the perilous journey of the Mona Lisa from Paris and the painstaking reclamation of the priceless treasures of liberated Italy, The Rape of Europa is a sweeping narrative of greed, philistinism, and heroism that combines superlative scholarship with a compelling drama.

"Nicholas knows the art world as well as any military historian knows his battlefield.... Her work deserves the widest reading."--New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

The cast of characters includes Hitler and Goering, Gertrude Stein and Marc Chagall--not to mention works by artists from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso. And the story told in this sup

About the Author

Lynn H. Nicholas was born in New London. Connecticut. She was educated in the United States, England, and Spain, and received her B.A. from Oxford University. After her return to the United States she worked for several years at the National Gallery of Art. While living in Belgium in the early 1980s, she began research for this book, her first. Ms. Nicholas and her husband live in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307739728
Subtitle:
The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Nicholas, Lynn H.
Author:
Lynn H. Nicholas
Subject:
Art : General
Subject:
Art : European
Subject:
History : Europe - Germany
Subject:
Art : History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Art thefts
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
History - European
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
European
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
From the Library of Anne Rice-Military
Subject:
Germany-Nazi Germany
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
World History-European History General
Subject:
World History-Germany Nazi
Subject:
History : Military - World War II
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19950425
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
498

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The cast of characters includes Hitler and Goering, Gertrude Stein and Marc Chagall--not to mention works by artists from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso. And the story told in this sup

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