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The Monuments Men - a book by Edsel, Robert M.

The Monuments Men

Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

The Monuments Men( )
Author: Edsel, Robert M.
As told to: Witter, Bret
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Little Brown & Company
Imprint:Back Bay Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.00
Book Description:

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...
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Detailed Subjects: True Crime / General
History / Military / World War Ii
Political Science / Public Policy / Cultural Policy
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 1.5 Inches
Book Weight:0.99 Pounds
Author Biography
Edsel, Robert M. (Author)
Robert M. Edsel was born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1956. He is the author of several non-fiction books including Rescuing Da Vinci, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, and Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis. The Monuments Men was adapted into a film starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, and Cate Blanchett. Edsel is the founder and president of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, which received the 2007 National Humanities Medal under President George W. Bush.


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