The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves And The Greatest Treasure Hunt In History

by Robert M. Edsel
with Bret Witter

Center Street | September 17, 2010 | Trade Paperback |

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 512 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in

Published: September 17, 2010

Publisher: Center Street

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1599951509

ISBN - 13: 9781599951508

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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves And The Greatest Treasure Hunt In History

by Robert M. Edsel
with Bret Witter

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 512 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in

Published: September 17, 2010

Publisher: Center Street

Language: English

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.

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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.
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