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

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Material Type
Book
Author
Raab, Nathan, 1978-
Publication Info.
New York : Scribner, 2020.

Details

Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Description
xv, 251 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
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
"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curtain on the activity of finding, authenticating, purchasing, and selling to collectors some of the most significant historical documents and artifacts of the past"-- Provided by publisher.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.
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Collectors and collecting.
Lost articles.
Manuscripts -- Collectors and collecting.
United States.
Genre/Form
Anecdotes.
Added Author
Barr, Luke,
Other Form:
Online version: Raab, Nathan K., 1978- Hunt for history. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York : Scribner, 2020 9781501198922 (DLC) 2019024823
ISBN
9781501198908 (hardcover)
1501198904 (hardcover)
9781501198915 (paperback)
1501198912 (paperback)
9781501198922 (ebook)