The Monuments Men

Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
By Robert M. Edsel (Trade Paperback, 2013)
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.

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.

Robert M. Edsel is the Founder and President of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, a not-for-profit entity that received the National Humanities Medal, the highest honor given in the United States for work in the humanities field. He also serves as a Trustee at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. He lives in Dallas.

  • The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

  • "Whether you're a fan of art, military history or stories of real-life heroes, The Monuments Men is a treasure worth the hunt." 

  • "The story is both engaging and inspiring. In the midst of a total war, armies systematically sought to mitigate cultural loss."

  • "This in-depth examination is a worthy legacy for the Monuments Men, who untangled countless mysteries and prevented what could have been an irreversible, international cultural catastrophe." (Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    ).

  • "It's a terrific story, and it certainly is good to give these men (and that one remarkable woman) their due." (Washington Post
    ).

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The Monuments Men
  • Publisher: Center Street
  • Price: $17.00 US/$19.00 CAN
  • Pages: 512
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316240055
  • On Sale Date: 10/22/2013
The Monuments Men