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

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

by Robert M. Edsel
As told by Bret Witter

Center Street | September 3, 2009 | Hardcover

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, And The Greatest Treasure Hunt In History is rated 3.7143 out of 5 by 7.
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: Hardcover

Dimensions: 496 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1.5 in

Published: September 3, 2009

Publisher: Center Street

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1599951495

ISBN - 13: 9781599951492

Found in: History

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from The power of Art! Interesting' Interesting story, some times hard to follow. Much better than the movie!
Date published: 2014-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the movie Brings some WW II history to life, in a very understandable way.
Date published: 2014-08-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Monuments Men Too long and dry. Very hard to keep reading.
Date published: 2014-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent A fascinating read about a little know aspect of WWll history.
Date published: 2014-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent book Very informative and captivating story. One issue I had with this book was the constant bouncing around of the timeline. I was able to follow it bit personally I prefer a steady timeline with little variation. The book was fairly easy to follow and very informative. Some of the information may have too much emphasis as certain aspects of the book were often repeated several tokes throughout. All in all, good read and highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Monuments Men. It's pretty good Long, but worth it in my opinion. Can't wait for the movie.
Date published: 2014-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ms. A fascinating story. Beyond belief.
Date published: 2013-10-23

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

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

by Robert M. Edsel
As told by Bret Witter

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 496 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1.5 in

Published: September 3, 2009

Publisher: Center Street

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1599951495

ISBN - 13: 9781599951492

About the Book

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.

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 wroteRescuing Da Vinci,a photographic history of an art heist of epic proportions and the Allied rescue effort. The author lives in Dallas.