The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and The Greatest Treasure Hunt In History. Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter.

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

New York: Center Street Books, 2007. Book Club. Hardcover. Hardcover. A fine, fresh, unread copy (BCE) in equally fine dust jacket. Map endpapers. 473 pp. with bibliography, index. Illustrated with photographs. As Hitler and his nazis were attempting to conquer the world, his armies were methodically pillaging the finest art in Europe--from Michelangelos and daVincis to van Eycks and Vermeers. A small squad of hand picked men (most not professional soldiers but rather recruited because of their expertise) were given a mandate from Franklin Roosevelt and support from Eisenhower but otherwise had no vehiles, gasoline, typewriters or even authority; thrie mission: to recover as much of the plundered loot as they could. Basis for the 2014 movie starring and directed by George Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray and Kate Blanchett. Fine / fine. Item #E26253
ISBN: 9781599951492

Price: $12.95

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