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

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 107 x 191 x 36mm | 318g
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media Tie In, Reprint
  • w. photos on 16 plates
  • 0316240079
  • 9780316240079
  • 81,244

About Robert M Edsel

Bret Witter arbeitet als Lektor und Sachbuchautor. Er wuchs in Nord Alabama auf und lebt mit seiner Frau, seinen beiden Kindern in Louisville, Kentucky.

Robert M. Edsel widmet sich seit Ende der 1990er Jahre intensiv der Erforschung der "Monuments Men", erwarb bislang unveröffentlichte private Dokumente, gründete die "Monuments of Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art", die 2007 mit der National Humanities Medal ausgezeichnet wurde, und war Co-Produzent von "The Rape of Europa", eines preisgekrönten Dokumentarfilms über die Plünderung der kulturellen Schätze Europas durch die Nationalsozialisten während des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Robert M. Edsel lebt in Dallas, Texas.
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