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The Ransom of Russian Art
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date December 1, 1994
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374246822
ISBN-10 0374246823
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Original list price $20.00
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The author of Assembling California enlightens readers once again as he investigates the clandestine activities of an American professor who retrieved eight thousand works of Soviet art by visiting dissident artists in the Soviet Union. 60,000 first printing. National ad/promo.
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In the 1960's and 1970's, American professor Norton Dodge forayed on his own in the Soviet Union, bought the work of underground "unofficial" artists, and brought it out himself or arranged to have it shipped illegally to the United States. John McPhee investigates Dodge's clandestine activities in the service of dissident Soviet art, his motives for his work, and the fates of several of the artists whose lives he touched. The Ransom of Russian Art is a suspenseful, chilling, and fascinating report on a covert operation like no other.



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from Farrar Straus & Giroux (December 1, 1994)
9780374246822 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Reveals the clandestine activities of an American professor who retrieved eight thousand works of Soviet art by visiting dissident artists in the Soviet Union
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (January 1, 1998)
9780374524500 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $12.00
About: In the 1960s and 1970s, an American professor of Soviet economics forayed on his own in the Soviet Union, bought the work of underground "unofficial" artists, and brought it out himself or arranged to have it illegally shipped to the United States.

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