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The Monuments Men

Allied Heros, Nazi Thieves, And The Greatest Treasure Hunt In History

By Robert M. author 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 Monuments 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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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780316240079


Format: Book
Author: Edsel, Robert M. author
Summary: "In a race against time, a group of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others--called the Monuments Men--risked their lives to prevent destruction ... Focusing on the period between D-Day and V-E Day, ... follows six Monuments Men on their impossible mission to save the world's great art fom the Nazis"- Back cover.
Title: The monuments men : Allied heros, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history / Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter.
Publisher Date: New York : LB Little Brown, 2013.
Subject: Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. 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 -- Protection -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Isbn: 9780316240079 0316240079 (paperback) 9781599951508 0316240079 9780316240079
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System Items Total: 17
Call Number: 940.531 Eds
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Bib Id: 463983

Format: Book
Author: Edsel, Robert M. author.
Summary: "In a race against time, a group of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others--called the Monuments Men--risked their lives to prevent destruction ... Focusing on the period between D-Day and V-E Day, ... follows six Monuments Men on their impossible mission to save the world's great art fom the Nazis"- Back cover.
Title: The monuments men : Allied heros, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history / Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter.
Edition: First Little Brown mass market edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : LB Little Brown, 2013.
Description: xxviiii, 8 unnumbered pages, 598 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects: Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section -- History.
Subjects: Art thefts -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Confiscations and contributions -- Germany
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Europe
Subjects: Art treasures in war -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: Cultural property -- Protection -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Other Author: Witter, Bret author.
Notes: "Because of the vastness of the story, ... exclude[s] activities in Italy; use[s] Northern Europe--mainly France, the Netherlands, Germnay and Austria--as a crucible for tunderstanding the Monuments effort"--Author's note, page xv.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 561-570) and index.
Contents: pt. 1. The mission : Out of Germany ; Hitler's dream ; The call to arms ; A dull and empty world ; Leptis magna ; The first campaign ; Monte Cassino ; Monuments, fine arts, and archives ; The task -- pt. 2. Northern Europe : Winning respect ; A meeting in the field ; Michaelangelo's Madonna ; The cathedral and the masterpiece ; Van Eyck's Mystic Lamb ; James Rorimer visits the Louvre ; Entering Germany ; A field trip ; Tapestry ; Christmas wishes ; The Madonna of La Gleize ; The train ; The Bulge ; Champagne -- pt. 3. Germany : A German Jew in the U.S. Army ; Coming through the battle ; The new monuments man ; George Stout with his maps ; Art on the move ; Two turning points ; Hitler's Nero decree ; First army across the Rhine ; Treasure map ; Frustration ; Inside the mountain ; Lost ; A week to remember -- pt. 4. The void : Salt ; Horror ; The Gauleiter ; The battered mine ; Last birthday ; Plans ; The noose ; Discoveries ; The noose tightens ; The race ; Final days ; The translator ; The sound of music ; End of the road -- pt. 5. The aftermath : Understanding Altaussee ; Evacuation ; The journey home ; Heroes of civilization ; What is your connection to the story?
ISBN: 9780316240079
ISBN: 0316240079 (paperback)
ISBN: 9781599951508
ISBN: 0316240079
ISBN: 9780316240079
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Call Number: 940.531 Eds