The Monuments Men

Author: Robert M. Edsel

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 9781599951508

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 9372


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 would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. In 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 Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, this fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world's great art from the Nazis.

The Monuments Men

Author: Robert M. Edsel

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448183154

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 7750


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

The Monuments Men

Author: Josh Lanyon

Publisher: JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1945802464

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8229


Someone is watching. Someone is waiting. Despite having attracted the attention of a dangerous stalker, Special Agent Jason West is doing his best to keep his mind on his job and off his own troubles. But his latest case implicates one of the original Monuments Men in the theft and perhaps destruction of part of the world's cultural heritage--a lost painting by Vermeer. Naval Reserve Lieutenant Commander Emerson Harley wasn't just a World War 2 hero, he was the grandfather Jason grew up idolizing. In fact, Grandpa Harley was a large part of what inspired Jason to join the FBI's Art Crime Team. Learning that his legendary grandfather might have turned a blind eye to American GIs "liberating" priceless art treasures at the end of the war is more than disturbing. It's devastating. Jason is determined to clear his grandfather's name, even if that means breaking a few rules and regulations himself--putting him on a collision course with romantic partner BAU Chief Sam Kennedy. Meanwhile, someone in the shadows is biding his time...

The Monuments Men

Author: Edsel Robert M Witter Bret

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781599952031

Category: Art thefts

Page: 366

View: 1490


"The previously untold story of a little-known WWII Allied division whose mission was to track down European art and treasures that had been looted by the Nazis at Hitler's command"--Provided by the publisher.

Monuments Men

Author: Robert M. Edsel,Bret Witter

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 9780099567943

Category: Art

Page: 473

View: 6698


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

The Monuments Men

Author: Patrick Bunker

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781497326231

Category: Political Science

Page: 94

View: 6447


Discover the Inspirational Life of This Unique American War Hero Today!!!Today only, get this 1# Amazon bestseller for just $3.99. Regularly priced at $4.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device James Rorimer is no longer alive, but the contributions he made during his lifetime are still relevant in today's modern world. James was a very smart man and he enjoyed his work very much because of the passion he had for the world's great works of art. Art was a subject that James had been studying since he was a small child and the knowledge he had accumulated over his life time would make him a perfect candidate to serve in a special unit during World War 2.World War 2 was a very important event in James's life because of the enormous contribution he would make to minimize the damage that took place. James enlisted to fight in World War 2 and once his skill became apparent to the right people, he would be assigned to a unique roll that took him away from the conflict on the front lines. This assignment was with The Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Program that was created during World War 2 to save the valuable works of art and cultural monuments that were in danger of being stolen or destroyed.Adolf Hitler had an evil plan to steal most of the worlds valuable art work and place the pieces he liked on exhibit in his Nazi Museum. All the work that Hitler did not like would either be sold for profit or destroyed to make an example. Hitler believed that cultures monuments and works of art have the power to create patriotism die to the meanings and associations that become attached to them over time.In 2013 George Clooney produced a movie about the Monuments Men so that he could tell their story. Even though there were over 300 Monuments Men, only a few of them had been featured in this film. The film focuses on the time during World War 2 when the Monuments Men arrived in Europe to find the works of art that Hitler and the Nazi's had stolen. Matt Damon played the part of James Rorimer and he went through a great deal of preparation to ensure that the character would resemble James as much as possible.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn When You Download Your Copy Today• James Rorimer's Artistic Background• The Metropolitan Museum of Art and James Rorimer• World War 2 and Hitler's Threat to the World's Culture• James Rorimer Joins The Monuments Men• James Rorimer and Rose Valland• James Rorimer and the discovery of Key Nazi Depositories• James Rorimer's Work in America After World War 2• The Monuments Men MovieDownload Your Copy Today! The contents of this book are easily worth over $5, but for a limited time you can download "The Monuments Men: James Rorimer – The Inspirational Adventures of The Monuments Men" for a special discounted price of only $3.99 To order your copy, click the BUY button and download it right now!

The Fate of the Masterpiece

Author: Noah Charney

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1610394895

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 9498


This short e-book, adapted from Noah Charney's book Stealing the Mystic Lamb, tells the dramatic story of the rescue of The Ghent Altarpiece from Nazi pillagers. As the Nazis stormed across Europe during the Second World War, hundreds of thousands of artworks disappeared in their wake. A group of Allied officers set off on the trail of Europe's vanished art treasures -- they were known as the Monuments Men. The investigations of the Monuments Men combined old-fashioned detective work, personal bravery, ingenuity, and a dose of good fortune. This is perhaps best exemplified in the story of the race to save the 12,000 stolen masterpieces that were kept in a secret art warehouse hidden deep inside a converted salt mine in the Austrian Alps. There awaited the treasures destined for Hitler's planned "super museum," which would contain every important artwork in the world. The prize of the collection, and the painting most desired by the Nazis, was Jan van Eyck's 1432 masterwork, The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, also known as The Ghent Altarpiece. This massive masterpiece is considered the most influential painting ever made, and it is also the most-frequently stolen. This e-book single is adapted from Noah Charney's acclaimed book Stealing the Mystic Lamb: the True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece. It contains all of the material from that book on the Monuments Men and Nazi art theft during the Second World War, as told through the story of two Monuments Men, Robert Posey and Lincoln Kirstein, as they raced to save the Mystic Lamb and the other works in the salt mine from an SS officer who was determined to destroy all 12,000 masterpieces.

Monuments Men

Author: Patrick Bunker

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781496176936

Category: Art

Page: 98

View: 744


Discover the Inspirational Life of This Unique American War Hero Today!!!Today only, get this 1# Amazon bestseller for just $2.99. Regularly priced at $4.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device This book was created to teach the people of the world about George Stout and his inspirational life story because it can provide anyone with a better idea of their own culture and historical significance. George has been dead for many years and people are just beginning to discover the great impact this man has made, due to a renewed interest in cultural history. There are still many important cultural artifacts that are in danger today and George's work is sure to inspire the next generation of Monuments Men.George is referred to as a Monuments Men because that is the name of the group that he served with during most of World War 2. A Monuments Men is someone who has an understanding of important cultural monuments and works of art around the world. They take action during times of conflict to ensure that these cultural items are not damaged or destroyed by working with the United States Armed Forces. A person does not have to be an American to be a Monuments Men, but George and most of the Monuments Men were all Americans.Many years after World War 2, a movie was made about George Stout and a number of other influential Monuments Men. This movie was made in 2013 and it featured George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murry, and John Goodman. George Clooney directed the movie and he also played the role of George Stout. He took a personal interest in Stout's story and this inspired him to share this important story with the world.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn When You Download Your Copy Today• The Life of George Stout• Georges Involvement With The Monuments Men• The Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Program• The Secrets of the Nazi Repositories• World War 2 and The 12th Army Group• The Monuments Men Movie• George Stout QuotesDownload Your Copy Today! The contents of this book are easily worth over $5, but for a limited time you can download "The Monuments Men: George Stout – The Inspirational Adventures of The Monuments Men" for a special discounted price of only $2.99 To order your copy, click the BUY button and download it right now!