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Title:The Amber Room : The Untold Story of the Greatest Hoax of the Twentieth Century
Price:AUD$14.00 (about USD$9.20)
Item ID:LB00-253616
Publisher:Atlantic Books, London, 2004
Condition:Very Good
Atlantic Books, 2004, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good

Catherine Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy's revelatory and startling book solves definitively a fifty-year mystery about the fate of the legendary Amber Room. The history of art has produced few works as ambitious and as valuable as the Amber Room. Famous throughout Europe as 'the eighth wonder of the world', its vast and intricately worked amber panels were sent in 1717 by Frederick I of Prussia as a gift to Peter the Great of Russia, and soon became a symbol of Russia's imperial might. For over two hundred years the room remained in its Russian palace, but with the outbreak of the Second World War, Hitler laid claim to it as a showpiece for the Third Reich. When the Nazis swept into Leningrad, it was wrenched from the walls, packed into crates and disappeared from view, never to be seen again. In a gripping climax that is a triumph of detection and narrative journalism, The Amber Room shows incontrovertibly what really happened to the most valuable lost artwork in the world. The hoax it reveals with change our understanding of the twentieth century. 386 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: History; History; ISBN: 1843543400. ISBN/EAN: 9781843543404. Inventory No: 253616.
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