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Clark, Catherine Scott & Adrian Levy.
The Amber Room. The Fate of the World's Greatest Lost Treasure.

Walker & Company: 2004.

"The team that reported on the horrors of the Burmese jade trade in The Stone of Heaven here investigates what may be the greatest single art theft in modern history: the looting of the Amber Room from St. Petersburg by the Nazis in 1941. The glittering amber panels, enough to cover a palace room, were a gift of Frederick I of Prussia to Peter the Great in 1701. The stolen panels were displayed in Knigsberg Castle in 1944, but disappeared after the city fell to the Red Army. Describing the history, theft, and headline-grabbing search for the Amber Room, the authors suggest it may long since have been destroyed."

Hardcover. 6"x9", 278 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. New.

Inventory #: 95089
Price: $ 12.00      

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