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

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76 out of 77 people found this review helpful.

An Amazing Journey of Historical Proportions

This is probably one of the best kept secrets of WW II, until now. The brave men and women, many directly from the world of the arts, who put their lives on the line to save the art of the world from the Nazi's.

Written from interviews of surving members, journals ...
This is probably one of the best kept secrets of WW II, until now. The brave men and women, many directly from the world of the arts, who put their lives on the line to save the art of the world from the Nazi's.

Written from interviews of surving members, journals and a great deal of deep and thorough reasearch, this book puts you in the Jeep right with the solidiers searching for the great artworks of the world pilfered by the Nazis.

Extermely well-written and extremely well-paced for a history book, it's a journey that will educate the reader as well as entertain them as they route on the good guys as the race against time, military ignorance and of course, WWII, to make their mission a successful one. It is a book that is hard to put down. Quite impressive in my mind for a history book.

If you are a fan of history, particularly WWII, this is a must read. It's a part of the story that never got out until way after the war. And to honor those who gave so much, reading this book is the least we can do for these patriots.

posted by Robdesign on September 10, 2009

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Highly Recommended - If you are a History Buff & an Art Lover

Only 60 pages into this book, and am thoroughly bored. This is not the movie. This is a history book, written with minute detail of the lives and events of the people who saved untold art and treasures during WWII. Do not buy this book if you are looking for action p...
Only 60 pages into this book, and am thoroughly bored. This is not the movie. This is a history book, written with minute detail of the lives and events of the people who saved untold art and treasures during WWII. Do not buy this book if you are looking for action packed adventure. It hasn't developed as of yet. I will continue reading it only because I am interested in the history side of it.

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  • Posted February 21, 2014

    Very interesting read !

    Great story about the people involved in saving Art from the Nazi's in WWII. These people did an incredible job under very adverse conditions- too bad they did get better support. Loved it

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  • Posted February 8, 2014

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    I bought this book before I saw the movie, and it helped me understand the movie from a depth I couldn't have without it. The men and women who worked in this unit, and the locals they collaborated with to save European art, deserve our continued thanks for saving so much for all of us. The Nazis were like the Taliban in terms of some of them being willing to destroy what they couldn't keep, and those of us born after 1945 could never have appreciated so much. A good read if you like real history.

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    Posted January 30, 2010

    The title gets your attention and invites you to read it.

    Fascinating account of a little known aspect of WW2. I thought I knew a lot about the events of the war, but this was totally new to me and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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