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Author Edsel, Robert M., author.
Title The greatest treasure hunt in history : the story of the Monuments Men / by Robert M. Edsel.
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 Margate - Juv Non-Fiction  940.531 EDS    AVAILABLE
Description xxv, 333 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-316) and index.
Summary "As the most destructive war in history ravaged Europe, many of the world's most cherished cultural objects were in harm's way. The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History recounts the astonishing true story of eleven men and one woman who risked their lives amidst the bloodshed of World War II to preserve churches, libraries, monuments, and works of art that for centuries defined the heritage of Western civilization. As the war raged, these American and British volunteers--museum curators, art scholars and educators, architects, archivists, and artists, known as the Monuments Men--found themselves in a desperate race against time to locate and save the many priceless treasures and works of art stolen by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. Robert M. Edsel, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Monuments Men, brings this story to young readers for the first time in a sweeping, dynamic adventure detailing history's greatest treasure hunt"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section -- History.
Art thefts -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Confiscations and contributions -- Germany.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Europe -- Juvenile literature.
Art treasures in war -- Europe -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Cultural property -- Protection -- Europe -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781338251197
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