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The hunt for history : on the trail of the world's lost treasures-- from the letters of Lincoln, Churchill, and Einstein to the secret recordings onboard JFK's Air Force One / Nathan Raab with Luke Barr.

Raab, Nathan, 1978- (author.). Barr, Luke, (author.).

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9781501198908
  • ISBN: 1501198904
  • ISBN: 9781501198915
  • ISBN: 1501198912
  • Physical Description: xv, 251 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2020.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Includes index.
Contents:
Early Days : Babe Ruth and Teddy Roosevelt -- Lessons from my father -- What is it worth? -- The gold medal, the top hat, and the martini shaker -- The auction game -- The art of the fake -- The real Ronald Reagan -- The mystery of the Washington survey -- Taking the reins -- The report of the death of Napoleon -- Provenance, or, where's this stuff been hiding? -- Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein -- "I know you think women are the pets of society" -- Thomas Jefferson's library -- The JFK tapes -- The legacy of MLK -- Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears -- Smuggled out of Nazi Germany -- Vein of gold.
Summary, etc.:
"A work that compellingly draws back the curtain on the activity of finding, authenticating, purchasing, and selling to collectors some of the most significant historical documents and artifacts of the past"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Collectors and collecting > United States > Anecdotes.
Manuscripts > Collectors and collecting > United States > Anecdotes.
Lost articles > Anecdotes.
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