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read Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Robert M. Edsel å 3 read free download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB å Robert M. Edsel Would destroy degenerate works he despisedIn 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 Momuments Men risked their lives scouring Euro Not a mystery and not fiction but the story rooted in the fog of war and the number of uestions 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 reuired reading at the Naval Academy West Point and the Air Force Academy It should also be read by every national politician who contemplates sending invading armies to foreign landsBeginning in 1938 and lasting until the final days of World War II Nazi conuerors in Europe and North Africa began methodical and illegal acuisition of both public and private cultural works of art in the nations under their control By the millions paintings sculptures tapestries furniture and prints were collected logged and shipped to Germany Some pieces went to Hitler others to Goring Borman Himmler and other party officials The owners many wealthy members of the Jewish middle class after watching their belongings plundered were themselves shipped off to labor and concentration camps In 1943 a small group of ordinary men were recruited by the American government in anticipation of the western invasion of Europe These men active in the cultural affairs of the United States formed the Monuments Fine Arts and Archives section With no resources other than what they could scrounge the FAA were given a single mission locate assess and protect the cultural heritage of the European continent They often worked at the very edges of the battle lines Through persuasion persistence and high commitment the members of MFAA and the small number of European supporters they were able to attract were victorious in saving many buildings and large works of immovable culture from destruction by bombing and other effects of the war MFAA men went ashore in the early waves at Normandy and traveled with the armies They experienced the hardships of front line activity and two of the members died as a result of combat Throughout they stayed true to their mission protecting cultural monuments and following tortuous trails of records and information gleaned in endless interrogations of Nazi party members involved in the theft and shipping of vast numbers of art and cultural items to secret hideouts in castles like Neuschwanstein and the salt mines of Merkers A great many pieces perhaps thousands of significant Impressionist and other paintings along with other art are still missing Some will continue to be located and returned to the descendents of rightful owners some of the art is lost foreverThis story of the MFAA mostly lost in time needs to be retold for history does repeat itself In 2002 invading American military allowed looters to nearly destroy the thousand years old collection that was held by the Baghdad National Museum There is now a project to locate and return missing artifacts Had this story of the MFAA been preserved and properly recorded there might have been the proper actions taken to protect the collections in IraThe Monuments Men is a fascinating story that needs to be retold

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read Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Robert M. Edsel å 3 read free download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB å Robert M. Edsel 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 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


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    free download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB å Robert M. Edsel Robert M. Edsel å 3 read read Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History 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

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    Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History [Pdf/E–book] 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 persona

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    Robert M. Edsel å 3 read free download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB å Robert M. Edsel read Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History A handful of art warriors take on the Third Reich in this story chock full of both intrigue and culture Read it before the

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    Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History [Pdf/E–book] free download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB å Robert M. Edsel read Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History 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 f

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    Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History [Pdf/E–book] Not a mystery and not fiction but the stor

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    free download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB å Robert M. Edsel Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History [Pdf/E–book] Robert M. Edsel å 3 read 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 r

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    read Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Robert M. Edsel å 3 read free download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB å Robert M. Edsel You could argue and I’d be hard pressed to disagree that there’s no work of art—not the Mona Lisa not David not some weird shapes Picasso projectile vomited onto a canvas and somehow convinced people were meaningful—worth than a human life let alone 50 million or considerably depending on which data you’re using lives So a

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    Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History [Pdf/E–book] 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 acuired 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

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    Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History [Pdf/E–book] History has always been my first love and this book was a well written joy for me to read All I can say is that if you've seen the movie starring George Clooney and Matt Damon this book is much better Most of the men picked to be Monuments Men were in their 40s and very well educated and even prominent in knowi

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    Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History [Pdf/E–book] Mediocre history I really wanted to like this one since I was encouraged to read it I ended up disappointed The idea was interesting and I enjoyed the bits about the art itself but didn’t like much else The organization drove me nuts I don’t like long uotations in text and that’s what I got in virtually every chapter I found the chapters too episodic and it never uite came together as if there were too many main

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  • Hardcover
  • 473
  • Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
  • Robert M. Edsel
  • English
  • 11 June 2018
  • 9781599951492