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

    The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic) (Hardback) By (author) Robert M Edsel, By (author) Bret Witter

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    DescriptionAt 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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    Title
    The Monuments Men
    Subtitle
    Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert M Edsel, By (author) Bret Witter
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 705
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 800 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781410471222
    ISBN 10: 1410471225
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    B&T Merchandise Category: LP
    DC21: 940.531
    B&T Approval Code: A14204063
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A02110000
    DC22: 940.531
    BIC subject category V2: ABC
    DC22: 940.53/1
    BISAC V2.8: ART056000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: D810.A7 E23 2014B
    Thema V1.0: AGA, NHWR7, ABC
    Edition
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Publisher
    Thorndike Press
    Imprint name
    Thorndike Press
    Publication date
    27 August 2014
    Author Information
    Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 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.