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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

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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.

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Syd, September 11, 2014 (view all comments by Syd)
You've seen the movie, now read the book. It fleshes out the amazing men & woman whose race against time was heroic. The task of saving centuries of irreplaceable art that was systematically stolen by the Nazis, fall to these dedicated few. Without their steadfastness, the world of art and the world at large, would surely be a poorer place today. Future generations will stand in awe of these Monuments Men and their accomplishments.
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frenchcafegirl, June 26, 2014 (view all comments by frenchcafegirl)
I recently viewed the video of this film and it left me wanting to know more about this group of interesting people.
This is a great companion piece to the film. The stories are well written and interesting. I took my copy to the dog ark and could barely read a page before someone commented on the subject. The stories of lovely things being set on fire was extremely moving as were the stories of how entire families were destroyed and now there is no one left alive to return the works of art to. The process of following the trail to locate the items is as great as any fictional mystery. the clerk from the Louvre, Rose Valland (named Claire Simon played by Cate Blanchett in the film) was crucial in tracking the items taken from the Louvre. She meticulously kept records of each item packed and where it would be sent.













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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316240079
Subtitle:
Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
Author:
Edsel, Robert M
Author:
Witter, Bret
Author:
Edsel, Robert M.
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Subject:
Military - World War II
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20131022
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.25 x 1.5 in 0.73 lb

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