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

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Random House, 1 jul. 2013 - 496 pagina's
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Now a major film starring GEORGE CLOONEY, MATT DAMON, CATE BLANCHETT, BILL MURRAY, JOHN GOODMAN, HUGH BONNEVILLE, BOB BALABAN, JEAN DUJARDIN and DIMITRI LEONIDAS.
What if I told you that there was an epic story about World War II that has not been told, involving the most unlikely group of heroes?
What if I told you there was a group of men on the front lines who didn’t carry machine guns or drive tanks; a new kind of soldier, one charged with saving, not destroying.
From caves to castles in a thrilling race against time, these men risked their lives daily to save hundreds of thousands of the world’s greatest works of art.
THEY were the Monuments Men, and THIS is their extraordinary true story.
‘Remarkable’ Washington Post
‘Engaging, inspiring’ Publishers Weekly

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Very interesting story of the men (and woman) who recovered much of the art stolen during WWII by the Nazis. After reading the book, you wonder how the movie version could so totally ruin the story. Volledige review lezen

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An excellent story of the men involved in saving and recovering the lost and stolen art of Europe. This isn't a novel about combat, but about another side of the war, preserving the heritage of all of ... Volledige review lezen

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Over de auteur (2013)

Robert M. Edsel is the author of the non-fiction books, Rescuing Da Vinci and The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, and the new book Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis, which tells the dramatic story of the Monuments Men in Italy during the Allied invasion of World War II. Mr. Edsel is also the co-producer of the award-winning documentary film, The Rape of Europa. In addition, he is the Founder and President of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, a not-for-profit entity which received the National Humanities Medal, the highest honor given in the United States for work in the humanities field. Mr. Edsel has been awarded the “Texas Medal of Arts” Award; the “President’s Call to Service” Award; and the “Hope for Humanity” Award, presented by the Dallas Holocaust Museum. He also serves as a Trustee at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans. Academy Award winner George Clooney will direct and star in a film based on Mr. Edsel's book, The Monuments Men, which is set for theatrical release in December 2013.

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