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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.

About the Author

Robert M. Edsel is the Founder and President of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, a not-for-profit entity that received the National Humanities Medal, the highest honor given in the United States for work in the humanities field. He also serves as a Trustee at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. He lives in Dallas.

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ISBN:
9780316240055
Subtitle:
Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
Author:
Edsel, Robert M.
Author:
Witter, Bret
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Subject:
Military - World War II
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Publication Date:
20131022
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 in 0.97 lb

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Conservation and Preservation
Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Europe » General
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General

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