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  • Wittman, Robert K., and Kinney, David

    Edité par Harper [an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers], New York, N.Y., 2016

    ISBN 10 : 0062319019ISBN 13 : 9780062319012

    Vendeur : Ground Zero Books, Ltd., Silver Spring, MD, Etats-Unis

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    Hardcover. Etat : Very good. Etat de la jaquette : Very good. x, [2], 513, [3] pages. Illustrations. Includes Prologue: The Vault. Chapters include Lost and Found: 1949-2013; Lives in the Balance: 1918-1939; and At War: 1939-1946. Includes Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Appendix A: A Third Reich Timeline; Appendix B: Cast of Characters; Notes; Selected Bibliography, and Index. Inscribed by the one of the co-authors on the half title page. Inscription reads: To Susan & Allen--All the Best! David Kinney, 2017. Robert King "Bob" Wittman is a highly decorated former Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent who was assigned to the Philadelphia Field Division from 1988 to 2008. Having trained in art, antiques, jewelry and gem identification, Wittman served as the FBI's "top investigator and coordinator in cases involving art theft and art fraud". During his 20 years with the FBI, Wittman helped recover more than $300 million worth of stolen art and cultural property, resulting in the prosecution and conviction of numerous individuals. In 2005, he was instrumental in the creation of the FBI's rapid deployment Art Crime Team (ACT). He was instrumental in the recovery of colonial North Carolina's copy of the original Bill of Rights in 2005, after it was stolen by a Union soldier in 1865. Wittman represented the United States around the world, conducting investigations and instructing international police and museums in recovery and security techniques. After 20 years with the FBI working against art theft, he worked as an art security consultant for the private sector David Kinney is the author of The Devil's Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich written with retired FBI art crime expert Robert Wittman. It tells the story of the disappearance and recovery of Nazi Reich Minister Alfred Rosenberg's diary. Kinney also wrote The Dylanologists: Adventures in the Land of Bob (2014), a kaleidoscopic look at Bob Dylan through the lives of his fans and followers, and The Big One: An Island, an Obsession, and the Furious Pursuit of a Great Fish (2009), which follows the fanatical saltwater fishermen of Martha's Vineyard during the island's annual derby. His journalism has appeared in newspapers around the country, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Los Angeles Times. At The Star-Ledger, New Jersey's largest paper, he was a political reporter on the team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2005. An influential figure in Adolf Hitler's inner circle from the start, Alfred Rosenberg made his name by spreading toxic ideas about the Jews throughout Germany. As the Third Reich dawned, his master-work of racist philosophy became a national best-seller and a touchstone of Nazi thought. Rosenberg's diary--five hundred pages offering a harrowing glimpse into the mind of the "intellectual high priest of the master race''--was discovered in a Bavarian castle at war's end. Prosecutors examined it during the Nuremberg war crimes trial, but after Rosenberg was convicted, sentenced, and executed, it mysteriously vanished. New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Wittman, who as an FBI agent and then as a private consultant specialized in recovering artifacts of historical significance, first learned of the diary in 2001, when the chief archivist for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum contacted him to say that someone was trying to sell it for more than a million dollars. This book provides vital insight of unprecedented scope and intimacy into the innermost working of the Nazi regime--and the psyche of the man whose radical vision gave rise to the Final Solution. Derived from a Kirkus review: A fascinating scholarly detective story centering on the often overlooked ideological architect of the Third Reich, who could never be made to "accept the notion that the ideas he had trumpeted had led to genocide." Bound up in this study of Alfred Rosenberg (1893-1946), whose influence on Nazi policy was constant until a late-in-the-game falling-out with Hitler, is a tale of how his diary wound up in the United States, now in the holdings of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. That tale involves a Jewish lawyer who, ousted from his post in the German government by Hermann Göring, ended up in the U.S. advising the FBI and eventually returning to Germany to work for the prosecution at the Nuremberg trials. Robert Kempner (1899-1993) was no less diligent an archivist than the Nazi regime he detested, and, write former FBI investigator Wittman and journalist Kinney, he "spent four years immersed in the documentary evidence of the Nazi crimes." Moreover, brilliant as a researcher and litigator while also a first-class hoarder, he squirreled away some of that documentary evidence in his own archives, including Rosenberg's diary. The picture that long-missing diary affords of those Nazi crimes does not remake our understanding, but it certainly adds to it. When Rosenberg grimly writes, "some still haven't yet understood.that things have to be calculated differently now," he is signaling the onset of the extermination of Europe's Jews. The authors do an excellent job of teasing out the fine details and placing them in the larger context, in the bargain offering overdue acknowledgment of Kempner's many contributions to the short-lived effort to bring Nazis to judgment. A footnote to a much larger story but a welcome one. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated].

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    Hardcover. Etat : As New. Etat de la jaquette : As New. First Edition. (1st edition, 1st printing) Large, sturdy book, dark blue cloth spine, blue boards, very bright gilt lettering and borders on spine, 513 pages with some photographs. On title page in black ink: "All the Best, Robert Wittman." DJ glossy beneath mylar, a rose background with photo portrait on front, praise on back. DJ and book, both As New. Signed by Author(s).

  • (Limited Editions Club) Tennyson (Alfred Lord)

    Edité par Royal 8vo, 28cm, pp.xv[3],285, colophon, Printed for Members of the Limited Editions Club at the University Printing House , Cambridge, 1975., 1975

    Vendeur : Collinge & Clark, London, Royaume-Uni

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    Hardcover. Etat : Fine. 1st Edition. One of 2,000 copies signed by the illustrator upon the colophon. 25 wood engravings within the text. Terracotta cloth sides with a bas-relief portrait of the author, maroon morocco back, title label lettered in gilt. Fine slipcase with the appropriate Monthly Newsletter (giving much information) loosely inserted. Designed by John Dreyfus. Signed by Illustrator(s).