The Monuments Men : : Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, And The Greatest Treasure Hunt In History
Book - 2009 940.531 Ed None on shelf 2 requests on 2 copies
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"The previously untold story of a little-known WWII Allied division whose mission was to track down European art and treasures that had been looted by the Nazis at Hitler's command"--Provided by the publisher.
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little known heroes submitted by unknown on March 18, 2010, 9:52pm A very good read about little known heroes of WWII. Without this very small group of brave, innovative and courageous people the great art of Europe would have been lost. I couldn't put it down. This is a true story of how the great art and monuments of Europe survived the most horrific war in history.
Watch for the Movie in December 2013 submitted by johnnyringo on June 27, 2013, 8:32am Fantastic book about the group of curators, art historians, and artists attached to American forces that helped locate and save European art during World War II. A movie with George Clooney, Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett is scheduled for December 2013 release.
The Monuments Men submitted by leighsprauer on June 13, 2015, 10:16pm This is a fascinating story. However, the author's narrative is overly confusing and makes the book a chore to read. Even though I haven't seen the movie, I would recommend seeing it first, and if still interested, looking into the original sources if you really want to know more.
Worth a read submitted by m steve on June 29, 2015, 1:12pm Much better than the book...
New York : Center Street, 2009.
Year Published: 2009
Description: xvi, 473 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Allied Forces. -- Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section -- History.
Art thefts -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Confiscations and contributions -- Germany.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Europe.
Art treasures in war -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Cultural property -- History -- Europe -- 20th century.