The Monuments Men

Download or Read eBook The Monuments Men PDF written by Robert M. Edsel and published by Center Street. This book was released on 2009-09-03 with total page 469 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Monuments Men

Book Synopsis The Monuments Men by : Robert M. Edsel

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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  • Publisher – Center Street
  • Total Pages – 469
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  • ISBN-10 – 1599952653
  • ISBN-13 – 9781599952659

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.

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

The Monuments Men

Download or Read eBook The Monuments Men PDF written by Edsel Robert M Witter Bret and published by . This book was released on 2014-07 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Monuments Men

Book Synopsis The Monuments Men by : Edsel Robert M Witter Bret

"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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  • Total Pages – 366
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  • ISBN-10 – 1599952033
  • ISBN-13 – 9781599952031

The Monuments Men

Download or Read eBook The Monuments Men PDF written by Robert M. Edsel and published by Lb Books. This book was released on 2013-10-22 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Monuments Men

Book Synopsis The Monuments Men by : Robert M. Edsel

Traces the lesser-known effort by an Allied division to find and secure European art that had been looted by the Nazis, outlining the dramatic story of how they risked their lives and raced against time with limited supplies and scraps of information, sometimes obtained from colorful sources. Reprint.

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  • Publisher – Lb Books
  • Total Pages – 640
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  • ISBN-10 – 0316240079
  • ISBN-13 – 9780316240079

Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis

Download or Read eBook Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis PDF written by Robert M. Edsel and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2013-05-06 with total page 491 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis

Book Synopsis Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis by : Robert M. Edsel

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Monuments Men: "An astonishing account of a little-known American effort to save Italy's…art during World War II." —Tom Brokaw When Hitler’s armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind’s greatest cultural treasures. As they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the antiquities of the Roman Empire. On the eve of the Allied invasion, General Dwight Eisenhower empowered a new kind of soldier to protect these historic riches. In May 1944 two unlikely American heroes—artist Deane Keller and scholar Fred Hartt—embarked from Naples on the treasure hunt of a lifetime, tracking billions of dollars of missing art, including works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Titian, Caravaggio, and Botticelli. With the German army retreating up the Italian peninsula, orders came from the highest levels of the Nazi government to transport truckloads of art north across the border into the Reich. Standing in the way was General Karl Wolff, a top-level Nazi officer. As German forces blew up the magnificent bridges of Florence, General Wolff commandeered the great collections of the Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace, later risking his life to negotiate a secret Nazi surrender with American spymaster Allen Dulles. Brilliantly researched and vividly written, the New York Times bestselling Saving Italy brings readers from Milan and the near destruction of The Last Supper to the inner sanctum of the Vatican and behind closed doors with the preeminent Allied and Axis leaders: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Churchill; Hitler, Göring, and Himmler. An unforgettable story of epic thievery and political intrigue, Saving Italy is a testament to heroism on behalf of art, culture, and history.

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  • Publisher – W. W. Norton & Company
  • Total Pages – 491
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780393240450
  • ISBN-13 – 0393240452