Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 512 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in
Published: September 17, 2010
Publisher: Center Street
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1599951509
ISBN - 13: 9781599951508
About the Book
In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Momuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to save the world's great art from the Nazis.
From the Publisher
At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the
western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding
the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun
cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he
would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised.
In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a
special force of American and British museum directors, curators,
art historians, and others, called the Momuments Men, risked their
lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of
years of culture.
Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, this
fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible
mission to save the world''s great art from the Nazis.
About the Author
Robert Edsel began his career in the oil and gas exploration
business. In 1996 he moved to Europe to pursue his interests in the
arts. Settling in Florence seeing some of the great works, he
wondered how all of the monuments and art treasures survived the
devastation of World War II. During the ensuing years, he devoted
himself to finding the answer. In the process, he commissioned
major research that has resulted in this book. Robert also
coproduced the related documentary film, The Rape of
Europa, and cowrote Rescuing Da Vinci, a photographic
history of an art heist of epic proportions and the Allied rescue
effort. The author lives in Dallas.
Bret Witter cowrote the bestseller Dewey: The Small-Town
Library Cat Who Touched the World (Grand Central, 2008). He
lives in Louisville, KY.