The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men (Scholastic Focus)

Download or Read eBook The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men (Scholastic Focus) PDF written by Robert M. Edsel and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 2019-01-29 with total page 389 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men (Scholastic Focus)

Book Synopsis The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men (Scholastic Focus) by : Robert M. Edsel

Robert M. Edsel brings the story of his #1 NYT bestseller for adults The Monuments Men to young readers for the first time in this dynamic, narrative nonfiction project packed with photos. Robert M. Edsel, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Monuments Men, brings this story to young readers for the first time in a sweeping, dynamic adventure detailing history's greatest treasure hunt.As the most destructive war in history ravaged Europe, many of the world's most cherished cultural objects were in harm's way. The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History recounts the astonishing true story of 11 men and one woman who risked their lives amidst the bloodshed of World War II to preserve churches, libraries, monuments, and works of art that for centuries defined the heritage of Western civilization. As the war raged, these American and British volunteers -- museum curators, art scholars and educators, architects, archivists, and artists, known as the Monuments Men -- found themselves in a desperate race against time to locate and save the many priceless treasures and works of art stolen by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.

  • Author –
  • Publisher – Scholastic Inc.
  • Total Pages – 389
  • Release –
  • ISBN-10 – 9781338251319
  • ISBN-13 – 1338251317

The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

Download or Read eBook The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History PDF written by Robert M. Edsel and published by . This book was released on 2019 with total page 333 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

Book Synopsis The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by : Robert M. Edsel

"As the most destructive war in history ravaged Europe, many of the world's most cherished cultural objects were in harm's way. The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History recounts the astonishing true story of eleven men and one woman who risked their lives amidst the bloodshed of World War II to preserve churches, libraries, monuments, and works of art that for centuries defined the heritage of Western civilization. As the war raged, these American and British volunteers--museum curators, art scholars and educators, architects, archivists, and artists, known as the Monuments Men--found themselves in a desperate race against time to locate and save the many priceless treasures and works of art stolen by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. Robert M. Edsel, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Monuments Men, brings this story to young readers for the first time in a sweeping, dynamic adventure detailing history's greatest treasure hunt"--

  • Author –
  • Publisher –
  • Total Pages – 333
  • Release –
  • ISBN-10 – 1338538985
  • ISBN-13 – 9781338538984

Captured: An American Prisoner of War in North Vietnam (Scholastic Focus)

Download or Read eBook Captured: An American Prisoner of War in North Vietnam (Scholastic Focus) PDF written by Alvin Townley and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 2019-03-26 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Captured: An American Prisoner of War in North Vietnam (Scholastic Focus)

Book Synopsis Captured: An American Prisoner of War in North Vietnam (Scholastic Focus) by : Alvin Townley

Alvin Townley, a critically acclaimed author of adult nonfiction, delivers a searing YA debut about American POWs during the Vietnam War. Naval aviator Jeremiah Denton was shot down and captured in North Vietnam in 1965. As a POW, Jerry Denton led a group of fellow American prisoners in withstanding gruesome conditions behind enemy lines. They developed a system of secret codes and covert communications to keep up their spirits. Later, he would endure torture and long periods of solitary confinement. Always, Jerry told his fellow POWs that they would one day return home together. Although Jerry spent seven and a half years as a POW, he did finally return home in 1973 after the longest and harshest deployment in US history.Denton's story is an extraordinary narrative of human resilience and endurance. Townley grapples with themes of perseverance, leadership, and duty while also deftly portraying the deeply complicated realities of the Vietnam War in this gripping narrative project for YA readers.

  • Author –
  • Publisher – Scholastic Inc.
  • Total Pages – 245
  • Release –
  • ISBN-10 – 9781338255676
  • ISBN-13 – 1338255673

The Monuments Men

Download or Read eBook The Monuments Men PDF written by Robert M. Edsel and published by Random House. This book was released on 2013-07-01 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Monuments Men

Book Synopsis The Monuments Men by : Robert M. Edsel

Now a major film starring GEORGE CLOONEY, MATT DAMON, CATE BLANCHETT, BILL MURRAY, JOHN GOODMAN, HUGH BONNEVILLE, BOB BALABAN, 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

  • Author –
  • Publisher – Random House
  • Total Pages – 496
  • Release –
  • ISBN-10 – 9781448183159
  • ISBN-13 – 1448183154

What the Ermine Saw

Download or Read eBook What the Ermine Saw PDF written by Eden Collinsworth and published by Doubleday. This book was released on 2022-05-24 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
What the Ermine Saw

Book Synopsis What the Ermine Saw by : Eden Collinsworth

The remarkable true story behind one of history’s most enigmatic portraits—"a glorious picaresque of unbridled passions and unmitigated scoundrels, a glorious romp through the great palaces and palazzos of Europe" (Amanda Foreman, New York Times best-selling author of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire) Five hundred and thirty years ago, a young woman sat before a Grecian-nosed artist known as Leonardo da Vinci. Her name was Cecilia Gallerani, and she was the young mistress of Ludovico Sforza, duke of Milan. Sforza was a brutal and clever man who was mindful that Leonardo’s genius would not only capture Cecilia’s beguiling beauty but also reflect the grandeur of his title. But when the portrait was finished, Leonardo’s brush strokes had conveyed something deeper by revealing the essence of Cecilia’s soul. Even today, The Woman with an Ermine manages to astonish. Despite the work's importance in its own time, no records of it have been found for the two hundred and fifty years that followed Gallerani’s death. Readers of The Hare with the Amber Eyes will marvel at Eden Collinsworth’s dexterous story of illuminates the eventual history of this unique masterpiece, as it journeyed from one owner to the next–from the portrait’s next recorded owner, a Polish noblewoman, who counted Benjamin Franklin as an admirer, to its exile in Paris during the Polish Soviet War, to its return to WWII-era Poland where—in advance of Germany’s invasion—it remained hidden behind a bricked-up wall by a housekeeper who defied Hitler’s edict that it be confiscated as one of the Reich’s treasures. Fans of Anne-Marie O’Connor’s The Lady in Gold will treasure the story of this criss-crossing journey and the enigmatic woman at its heart. What the Ermine Saw is a fact-based story that cheats fiction and a reminder that genius, power, and beauty always have a price.

  • Author –
  • Publisher – Doubleday
  • Total Pages – 272
  • Release –
  • ISBN-10 – 9780385546126
  • ISBN-13 – 0385546122