The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel,Bret Witter

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

by Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter

Hardcover

Categories: History

Buy Used - Very Good

$4.48

USD Add to cart

Add to wishlist

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 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.

More Details

Weight: 1.62 lbs

ISBN-10: 1599951495

ISBN-13: 9781599951492

Other Available Copies

Condition

Used - Good (5 available) Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

  • Price
  • Shipping
  •  

Readers Also Enjoyed

Books by Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter