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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Cy Vaughn

"Depot Dora: Stolen Masterpieces and Hidden Treasures" Lucas Brunn has been waiting for a chance to defend his homeland ever since the Nazis aryanized the Vienna Medical School and expelled everyone without a German birth certificate. When the Resistance finally assigns him a mission, however, it isn't what he expects: Lucas is to disguise himself as a priest, steal into a Nazi controlled salt mine where wooden crates are stored, and identify the contents. His fear turns to shock when he opens a small crate and finds himself face-to-face with the Mona Lisa. Lucas hides the masterpiece, stabbing a Wehrmacht guard in the process, but his mission is far from over. There are thousands of paintings to recover and a more personal battle to fight -- the Nazis, after discovering Lucas's identity, kill his father and arrest Erika, his fiancée. Depot Dora tells the true story of Operation Ebensburg, a WWII mission, the events of which have been depicted in The Monuments Men and Where Eagles Dare. At turns enthralling and romantic, the novel will inspire you to think about how far you'd go to protect your country and the people you love.

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

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Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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