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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 Heros, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert M Edsel, With Bret Witter
    Physical properties
    Format: Microfilm
    Number of pages: 473
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781599951492
    ISBN 10: 1599951495
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T Approval Code: A14204063, A02010200
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 940.531
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15810
    BISAC V2.8: POL038000
    BIC subject category V2: ABC
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 940.53/1
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ART056000, REL012050
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    LC classification: D810.A7 E23 2009
    BISAC region code: 1.0.0.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: AGA, NHWR7, ABC
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Little, Brown & Company
    Imprint name
    Center Street
    Publication date
    03 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Robert Edsel began his career in the oil and gas exploration business. In 1996 he moved to Europe to pursue his interests in the arts. Settling in Florence seeing some of the great works, he wondered how all of the monuments and art treasures survived the devastation of World War II. During the ensuing years, he devoted himself to finding the answer. In the process, he commissioned major research that has resulted in this book. Robert also coproduced the related documentary film, The Rape of Europa, and wrote Rescuing Da Vinci, a photographic history of an art heist of epic proportions and the Allied rescue effort. The author lives in Dallas. Bret Witter cowrote the bestseller Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World (Grand Central, 2008). He lives in Louisville, KY.