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The forger's spell : a true story of Vermeer, nazis, and the greatest art hoax o
Edward Dolnick
Adult Nonfiction ND1662.M43 D65 2008

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ContentsPage
Prefacep. xiii
Part 1 - Occupied Holland
1 - A Knock on the Doorp. 3
2 - Looted Artp. 6
3 - The Outbreak of Warp. 9
4 - Quasimodop. 14
5 - The End of Forgery?p. 18
6 - Forgery 101p. 22
7 - Occupied Hollandp. 26
8 - The War Against the Jewsp. 30
9 - The Forger's Challengep. 33
10 - Bargaining with Vulturesp. 40
11 - Van Meegeren's Tearsp. 44
Part 2 - Hermann Goering and Johannes VerMeer
12 - Hermann Goeringp. 51
13 - Adolf Hitlerp. 55
14 - Chasing Vermeerp. 57
15 - Goering's Art Collectionp. 62
16 - Insights from a Forgerp. 66
17 - The Amiable Psychopathp. 77
18 - Goering's Prizep. 82
19 - Vermeerp. 85
20 - Johannes Vermeer, Superstarp. 88
21 - A Ghost's Fingerprintsp. 93
Part 3 - The Selling of Christ at Emmaus
22 - Two Forged Vermeersp. 105
23 - The Expert's Eyep. 109
24 - A Forger's Lessonsp. 115
25 - Brediusp. 121
26 - "Without Any Doubt!"p. 127
27 - The Uncanny Valleyp. 132
28 - Betting the Farmp. 137
29 - Lady and Gentleman at the Harpsichordp. 139
30 - Dirk Hannemap. 145
31 - The Choicep. 150
32 - The Caravaggio Connectionp. 163
33 - In the Forger's Studiop. 167
34 - Christ at Emmausp. 170
35 - Underground Tremorsp. 173
36 - The Summer of 1937p. 179
37 - The Lamb at the Bankp. 186
38 - "Every Inch a Vermeer"p. 192
39 - Two Weeks and Countingp. 198
40 - Too Late!p. 201
41 - The Last Hurdlep. 203
42 - The Unveilingp. 207
Part 4 - Anatomy of a Hoax
43 - Scandal in the Archivesp. 213
44 - All in the Timingp. 218
45 - Believing Is Seeingp. 223
46 - The Men Who Knew Too Muchp. 227
47 - Blue Mondayp. 234
48 - He Who Hesitatesp. 239
49 - The Great Changeoverp. 243
Part 5 - The Chase
50 - The Secret in the Salt Minep. 249
51 - The Dentist's Talep. 252
52 - Goering on the Runp. 256
53 - The Nest Eggp. 260
54 - Trapped!p. 262
55 - "I Painted It Myself!"p. 265
56 - Command Performancep. 272
57 - The Evidence Piles Upp. 276
58 - The Trialp. 280
59 - The Players Make Their Exitsp. 288
Epiloguep. 291
Notesp. 295
Bibliographyp. 325
Acknowledgmentsp. 331
Indexp. 333


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