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

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Book details

List price: $22.49
Publisher: Hachette Nashville
Publication date: 9/17/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

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.

Bret Witter is a book editor and professional writer. For eleven years, he worked as an editor for HarperCollins, Penguin Putnam, and HCI. He was also a ghost writer during that time. He became a professional writer in 2007 and works primarily as a collaborator on histories and memoirs. His first book was a collaboration with Vicki Myron on Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. His other collaborations include The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History with Robert M. Edsel, Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever who Saved Him with Luis Carlos Montalv�n, Until I Say Goodbye: My Year of Living with Joy with Susan Spencer-Wendel, and Stronger with Jeff Bauman.

Author's Note
Main Characters
Map
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
Michelangelo'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
Cast of Characters
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
What Is Your Connection to the Story?
Index

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