The monuments men Allied heros, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history /

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.

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Main Author: Edsel, Robert M.
Other Authors: Witter, Bret.
Davidson, Jeremy.
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Format: Spoken Word Recording Audio CD
Language:English
Published:New York : Macmillan Audio, c2013, p2009.
Edition:Abridged [ed.].
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Main Author:Edsel, Robert M.
Summary: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.

Tie-in editon to the major motion-picture starring, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Daniel Craig, John Goodman, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett- in theaters December 18th, 2013. Now a major motion film!   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, Robert Edsel's fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world's great art from the Nazis.

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General Notes:Title from container.
Originally issued as a book: New York : Center Street, 2009.
Compact disc.
"A Macmillan audiobook."
Physical Description:6 sound discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits:Produced by Laura Wilson.
Performer:Read by Jeremy Davidson.
Production Credits:Produced by Laura Wilson.
ISBN:9781427235404
1427235406
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Robert M. Edsel was born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1956. He is the author of several non-fiction books including Rescuing Da Vinci, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, and Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis. The Monuments Men was adapted into a film starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, and Cate Blanchett. Edsel is the founder and president of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, which received the 2007 National Humanities Medal under President George W. Bush.

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