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The monuments men : Allied heroes, Nazi thieves and the greatest treasure hunt in history / Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter.

Edsel, Robert M., (author.). Witter, Bret. (Added Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kershaw - Camden Library 940.531 EDS (Text) 33255002742675 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Kershaw - Camden Library 940.531 EDS (Text) 33255003153740 Adult Book Club Available -
Kershaw - Camden Library 940.531 EDS (Text) 33255003179836 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781599951508
  • ISBN: 9781599951492
  • Physical Description: xvi, 473 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Center Street / Hachette Book Group, 2010.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- The aftermath. Understanding Altaussee ; Evacuation ; The journey home ; Heroes of civilization ; What is your connection to the story?
Summary, etc.:
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.
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.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader UG 9.0 25 161909
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.
ART / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
HISTORY / Military / World War II.

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