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    The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (Arrow Books) (Paperback) By (author) Robert M. Edsel

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    DescriptionNow a major film starring George Cloooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balan, Jean Dujardin and Dimitri Leonidas. What if I told you that there was an epic story about World War II that has not been told, involving the most unlikely group of heroes? What if I told you there was a group of men on the front lines who didn't carry machine guns or drive tanks; a new kind of soldier, one charged with saving, not destroying. From caves to castles in a thrilling race against time, these men risked their lives daily to save hundreds of thousands of the world's greatest works of art. They were the Monuments Men, and This is their extraordinary true story. "Remarkable". (Washington Post). "Engaging, inspiring". (Publishers Weekly).


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    Title
    The Monuments Men
    Subtitle
    Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert M. Edsel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 320 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099567943
    ISBN 10: 0099567946
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBG, HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: ENGM2000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25570
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100, HIS010000, HIS037070
    DC22: 940.531
    BIC subject category V2: ABK
    BISAC V2.8: ART043000
    Libri: DEUT2490
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1D
    BISAC V2.8: ART056000
    Libri: ENTE6000, KUNS4400, KUNT1600
    DC23: 940.531
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL, ABK
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    ARROW BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    14 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robert M. Edsel is the author of the non-fiction books, Rescuing Da Vinci and The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, and the new book Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis, which tells the dramatic story of the Monuments Men in Italy during the Allied invasion of World War II. Mr. Edsel is also the co-producer of the award-winning documentary film, The Rape of Europa. In addition, he is the Founder and President of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, a not-for-profit entity which received the National Humanities Medal, the highest honor given in the United States for work in the humanities field. Mr. Edsel has been awarded the "Texas Medal of Arts" Award; the "President's Call to Service" Award; and the "Hope for Humanity" Award, presented by the Dallas Holocaust Museum. He also serves as a Trustee at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans. Academy Award winner George Clooney will direct and star in a film based on Mr. Edsel's book, The Monuments Men, which is set for theatrical release in December 2013.
    Review quote
    "After World War Two I served as a British member of the 'Monuments' section in Germany. Our task, I believe, was truly important - we were restoring to Europe evidence of its own civilization, which the War seemed virtually to have destroyed - and I was lucky to have had a chance to participate. It is excellent that Mr Edsel has now recorded this remarkable episode, and I am grateful to him for devoting so much energy to telling the stories of those involved." -- Anne Olivier Bell "Highly Readable ... a remarkable history" Washington Post "Engaging and inspiring" Publishers Weekly
    Review text
    Engaging and inspiring