Phyllis's Reviews > The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel
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Aug 21, 12

Read in January, 2012

Fabulous! I couldn't put this down and then recommended it to my husband. Edsel chronicles the race to save cultural treasures from the effects of World War II. Some high ranking Nazis regularly looted the countries they conquered for their own personal collections. A handful of men recruited from American museums stood up to high ranking military officers and saved many architecturally significant buildings, rare paintings and sculptures from destruction. They also helped tracked down these treasures and return them to their rightful owners after the war.
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