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

Edsel, Robert M.; Witter, Bret

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ISBN 10: 1599951495 / ISBN 13: 9781599951492
Edité par Center Street, New York, 2009
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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First edition 2009,first printing, number line starts with 1. Hardcover in full cloth with DJ. Condition new, square tight and crisp book, no edgewear, no markings of any kind, no names no underlinings no highlights no bent pages, Not a reminder. DJ new, bright and shiny, no edgewear no tears no chips, Price Not clipped. 8vo, XVIII + 473pages, bibliography, index. N° de réf. du libraire 013240

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Titre : The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi ...

Éditeur : Center Street, New York

Date d'édition : 2009

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :New

Etat de la jaquette : New

Edition : 1st Edition

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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.

About the Author:

Robert Edsel began his career in the oil and gas exploration business. In 1996 he moved to Europe to pursue his interests in the arts. Settling in Florence seeing some of the great works, he wondered how all of the monuments and art treasures survived the devastation of World War II. During the ensuing years, he devoted himself to finding the answer. In the process, he commissioned major research that has resulted in this book. Robert also coproduced the related documentary film, The Rape of Europa, and wrote Rescuing Da Vinci, a photographic history of an art heist of epic proportions and the Allied rescue effort. The author lives in Dallas.

Bret Witter cowrote the bestseller Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World (Grand Central, 2008). He lives in Louisville, KY.

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Art, Architecture, World an American history, First editions

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