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  • Title: The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, And The Greatest Treasure Hunt In History
  • Author: Robert M. Edsel Bret Witter
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  • Page: 134
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  • The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, And The Greatest Treasure Hunt In History By Robert M. Edsel Bret Witter 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 AmAt 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.
    Robert M. Edsel Bret Witter
    Robert M Edsel is the best selling author of Saving Italy, The Monuments Men and Rescuing da Vinci and co producer of the award winning documentary film The Rape of Europa Edsel is also the founder and president of the Monuments Men Foundation, a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, and a trustee at the National WWII Museum After living in Florence for five years, he now resides in Dallas, Texas.

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

    Commentaires:

    Kemper
    It s odd how you think your opinion of a bunch of murderous assholes couldn t sink any lower, and then you read something like this that makes you realize that they were even worse than you thought Nazis weren t just xenophobic bullies who institutionalized mass murder, they were also thieves They were probably lousy tippers, too During World War II a handful of art experts in the Allied military forces took on the challenge of trying to protect the cultural treasures of Europe As the war raged, [...]

    Brady
    Though it s a fascinating bit of history, largely overlooked, this book felt like a chore to get through There s a plodding to the writing, and a lot of repetitiveness Repetitiveness throughout Repeating himself in different ways, as though to pad out the book Repeat Also, it feels like there are a lot of shortcuts in the narrative instead of character development A few of the Monuments Men emerge with full personalities, but often the reader is told things like this brilliantly matched duo of [...]

    Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    3 stars 2 stars for the writing, which is tedious, and 4 for the fascinating WWII history this book relates The story of the Nazis wholesale looting of the private and public art treasures of Europe during WWII and the efforts of the Monuments Men, with the aid of some others, to track down and return those treasures, is a significant story that I believe was largely unknown until this book and the movie based upon it came out, and for this the authors deserve a great deal of credit The original [...]

    David Baldacci
    A handful of art warriors take on the Third Reich in this story chock full of both intrigue and culture Read it before the movie starring George Clooney comes out.

    Carl Brookins
    Not a mystery, and not fiction, but the story rooted in the fog of war and the number of questions still unanswered reads like the best mystery fiction Not a thriller, but full of thrilling, death defying action, a book written with passion and fire, if not the most meticulous attention to structure and detail, this cautionary tale should be part of the required reading at the Naval Academy, West Point and the Air Force Academy.It should also be read by every national politician who contemplates [...]

    Diane
    In the movie version of this book, there is an early scene with all of the big name actors playing the Monuments Men being briefed about their mission to save art from the Nazis during World War II George Clooney reminds them that Hitler was rejected from art school, and shows a picture of a painting that Hitler had made One actor says, That s not bad Matt Damon retorts It s not good The same could be said for this book It s not terrible, but it s not good The history is interesting but the writ [...]

    Jim
    This was a frustrating book to read The historical content was fascinating art treasures taken by Nazis from churches and museums in occupied territory for protection or, worse, such treasures acquired from Jews who were arrested or forced to flee from the front lines of the holocaust The subject of the book was the hunt for those treasures and their safe return to their rightful owners, if possible, or at least their country of origin With that story to tell, The Monuments Men should have been [...]

    Mary Ronan Drew
    To think I almost didn t read this five star book because I plan to see the movie That would have been a terrible mistake The movie is based loosely on the book Very loosely indeed Robert M Edsel s The Monuments Men is a nonfiction account of a group of mostly American art historians, museum curators, and one very special art conservationist from Harvard s Fogg Museum, George Stout To give you an idea of the stature of these men in the art world, after the war they went on to become the heads of [...]

    Mark
    I did see the movie recently and while I applaud Clooney s attempt to interest the general audiences for a forgotten but spectacular piece of WWII, the movie felt like the highlights of a story that would perhaps have benefited far better with a tv series In the opening of the book the writer tells about the bit where he left out the Italy based part of the story due to the size of the book, I do hope that story gets its own publication one day.One thing I am the likes of Clooney grateful for is [...]

    Tom Emory Jr.
    BEWARE THE AUDIO Stopped before the end of the second of six audio CDs The reader, Jeremy Davidson, in addition to a failure to correctly pronounce the names of well known people and places, thinks he s Olivier with his accents His British accent is irritating but his German accent really put me over the wall The audio version is abridged and, even though I was not through the second CD, I could sense the gaps and cuts to the text.I plan to read the book It s a good enough story to devote my tim [...]

    Andrew Brozyna
    As a veteran of tedious art history classes and a WWII history buff, I was excited to read this book It details the Allied efforts to track down and reclaim the great art stolen by the Nazis in Europe The men of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives section rode in on the heals of the liberating forces, often arriving while a city was still under enemy fire They sought out known artworks, protected what was left behind by the retreating Germans mostly monuments and buildings , and used detectiv [...]

    Kressel Housman
    If you ve paid any attention to the publicity for the star studded movie adaptation of this book, then you already know a little about the mission of the Monuments Men They were a group of artists, curators, and scholars commissioned by the Allies to save great works of art from Nazi looting Going in to the book, I had mixed feelings about the mission I understand art is important, but not as important as human lives Six million Jews were being gassed, burnt, starved and worked to death in the c [...]

    Ashley
    I finally finished this book I started reading a physical copy in April of last year and have picked it up every now and then since, but I decided to finish it for a challenge I m completing I knew I would never finish reading the physical copy in time and decided to go with the audiobook I really wanted to give this book than three stars because there is a lot of great information in this story, but while I loved the information, the book was so hard to get through I think that is why I had su [...]

    Eric
    I almost never read non fiction, and even then, I never read historical non fiction, so take my review with a grain of salt I m pretty sure I am adding a star just because I learned so much about WWII through this very specific lens of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives officers aka the Monuments Men I considered listing a few facts I learned while reading, but they make me sound so ignorant I couldn t bear to type them all out One anecdotal light bulb went off in my head moment I will share [...]

    David Eppenstein
    This is a difficult review to write I liked the book well written and, to me, interesting Unfortunately, I don t think many readers will find it very entertaining It certainly wasn t a page turner and the fact that it s been made into a movie with a rather large stellar cast has me wondering The problem both with the book and its movie is the fact that these men worked almost always alone and sporadically in two man teams Their primary task was to keep Allied armies from destroying European monu [...]

    Lisa
    I was thrilled to read this part of WWII history that, thanks to Robert Edsel, is finally being giving some long overdue attention.When I was a student in Paris in 1980, I was aware of Hitler s Nero Decree, particularly for Paris, yet the Germans who had lived there for the 4 years of occupation loved the city so much that they disobeyed and refused to burn the city.However, I didn t know that my favorite museum, the Jeu de Paume, in which I spent hours, was once a transitory through which all l [...]

    Silvana
    I said it before and I will say it again this book needs a better editor I like some of the stories but so many of them are repetitive And I am not interested in reading letters from these men to their wives Who cares Give me details on the art saving stuff God, the movie sucks These scenes never happened no French member So The Artist wouldn t have died in the arms of Mr Flintstone romance thingy between Valland and Jason Bourne s character Lord Grantham did not die in a stupid way it was an ex [...]

    Chad
    This was a slog A one sentence summary which might read The untold true story of how Allied soldiers saved the treasures of Western culture stolen by Nazis sounds fantastic, but the book is incredibly bogged down in unnecessary details and constant repetition of simple facts and personality traits The final sections are genuinely exciting, and if I ever get back to Paris I ll have a deeper appreciation for much of what s in the Louvre, but there must be a better way to have arrived at this concl [...]

    Ilze Folkmane
    At this particular point in history, it is quite an occasion to come upon such a huge, unbelievable story that one has never heard of before, as is the case with Edsel s The Monuments Men It is clear that this book has been long in the making and that the author has done a mind boggling amount of research, which is precisely and clearly reflected in the book Even I, who understand almost nothing of art, was humbled by the story and the work of its main heroes.However, I could not care less for E [...]

    Jean Poulos
    A few years ago, on a trip to St Louis, Missouri and I toured their well known art museum I noted a number of paintings on loan by a Jewish family that stated the paintings were returned to the family by the Monument Men I said to myself I need to read the book Finally, I just did.From 1939 to the end of World War II, the Nazis Army seized priceless paintings, sculptures, tapestries and other artworks from museum, palaces, cathedrals and private homes The Nazi plundered everything and carted it [...]

    Darkpool
    So interesting A bit slow to begin with as the background leading up to the need for the protection of Western Europe s cultural heritage during WWII The bulk of this book follows the monuments men following the Normandy landing as the Allies swept across the western countries of Europe and into Germany The narration is chronological, so we have frequent jumps between location and people, so the list of the main players at the front of the book was invaluable for helping get the different people [...]

    Lynn Pribus
    Very thoroughly researched and completely new information to me the small group of men who strove to protect and recover works of art that were plundered, stolen and removed for safekeeping by the Nazis during WWII.I listened to it and while the reader did adopt some accents, he really just read the book rather than performing it Some sections were inclined to be a bit, well, long on detail, but overall a very interesting book with staggering statistics.Thousands of art works and historic object [...]

    Elizabeth A
    War is hell, and there are many wonderful books that describe that hell really well This non fiction book looks at World War 2 from a different perspective the preservation of art and culture during times of war There is so much I did not know about the men and women who helped preserve historic buildings and great art during WW2 On my travels through Europe, it never even occurred to me to wonder how all the marvels I was looking at survived wartime I found this book educational, informative, m [...]

    Meg
    I really have no reason to write a review, but I have something that I would like to get off my chest.Nonfiction historical books are not my cup of tea This book, especially The whole book felt like I was reading out of my history textbook There were some bits where it was story, but most of it was just dates and stuff It was like, George Stout took a sip from his canteen and gazed off into the distance In his peripheral vision, he spotted a crumbling cathedral off the side of the road Now let m [...]

    Becky
    I could say a lot about this book that despite the fascinating subject the author wrote it perhaps a bit dry, that the subject is very near and dear to my heart, that at time I was confused as to where they were working within the chronological context of the war, that I was so happy a historian finally included a dramatis personae at the beginning of the book, etc Instead I want to do something a bit different, because I really want you to appreciate what happen instead of focusing just on the [...]

    ZaBethMarsh
    I wanted to read this book before I saw the new George Clooney movie The Monuments Men I have a thing about reading the books that movies are based on But honestly, I wasn t sure I was going to enjoy it I was expecting this book to be a history lesson that I needed to hear but would be happy when it was over I couldn t have been wrong Robert M Edsel and Brett Witter make history come alive in truly gripping stories about some of the world s most valuable artworks during one of the world most ho [...]

    Mahlon
    Monuments Men is a wonderful tribute to the vision and sacrifice of the men of the MFAA Working along with museum curators whose collections had been looted, their mission was two fold, to prevent damage to monuments still standing, and to find and return those European cultural treasures looted by the Nazi s during WWII.Given the sheer scope of the story, Edsel wrote the best book he could However, due to the sheer number of people, countries, and works of art involved, as well as the wide rang [...]

    11811 (Eleven)
    I gave up a little over halfway Ditto for the film It s a fascinating topic but I thought both the book and film sucked ass in equal measures Stellar cast Still sucked Just watch raiders of the lost ark I m genuinely surprised by how much I didn t enjoy this I m usually a history geek but I stand by this sucked.

    Deyth Banger
    October 14, 2017 70.0% Gold has been foundAnd Culture Has been refunded.1 43 58 October 13, 2017 50.0% 1 20 00 October 13, 2017 50.0% 1 06 31 October 13, 2017 50.0% What happen with the art which re present culture Here in this book is the whole story, do you dare to open it October 13, 2017 50.0% 1 03 40 October 11, 2017 15.0% 40 11 October 11, 2017 15.0% Life did changed all of humanity but how everything came into such a precious mind Madness, agression, evil and so on and so on and the story [...]

    John Frazier
    This is yet another amazing example of what makes World War II so fascinating to me almost 70 years after its conclusion I had never adequately considered the effects of that war or any other on its participants historical culture, past and art until this book, and I m glad author Robert Edsel has enlightened me not only to the extent to which a handful of men went to preserve a continent s art history but, conversely, the extremes to which the Nazis went in plundering countries, individuals and [...]

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