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

by Robert M. Edsel

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

Now a major film starring George Cloooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balan, 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).

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

After World War Two I served as a British member of the 'Monuments'- we were restoring to Europe evidence of its own civilization, which the War seemed virtually to have destroyed - and I was lucky to have had a chance to participate. It is excellent that Mr Edsel has now recorded this remarkable episode, and I am grateful to him for devoting so much energy to telling the stories of those involved. -- Anne Olivier Bell

 

Highly Readable ... a remarkable history - Washington Post

 

Engaging and inspiring -  Publishers Weekly

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ISBN: 9780099567943
Publication date: 13/02/2014
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780099567943
Publication date: 13th February 2014
Author: Robert M. Edsel
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Books Behind TV & Film,
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About Robert M. Edsel

Robert M. Edsel is the author of the non-fiction books, Rescuing Da Vinci and The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, and the new book Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis, which tells the dramatic story of the Monuments Men in Italy during the Allied invasion of World War II. Mr. Edsel is also the co-producer of the award-winning documentary film, The Rape of Europa. In addition, he is the Founder and President of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, a not-for-profit entity which ...

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