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    Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (READ) 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 b

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    Read & download Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (READ) Read & download á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF â Robert M. Edsel 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 personalities but often the

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    Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (READ) 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 sta

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    Read & download á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF â Robert M. Edsel Robert M. Edsel â 8 Free download Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (READ) 3 stars 2 stars for the writing which is tedious and 4 for the fascinating WWII history this book relates The story of th

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    Read & download Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (READ) Robert M. Edsel â 8 Free download 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

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    Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (READ) Read & download á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF â Robert M. Edsel Read & download Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History In the movie version of this book there is an early scene with all of the big name actors playing the Monuments Me

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    Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (READ) 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 m

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    Robert M. Edsel â 8 Free download Read & download á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF â Robert M. Edsel Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (READ) This was a frustrating book to read The historical content was fascinating art treasures taken by Nazis from churches and museums in occupied t

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    Read & download Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (READ) Read & download á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF â Robert M. Edsel 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

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    Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (READ) Read & download á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF â Robert M. Edsel Mediocre history I really wanted to like this one since I was encouraged to read it I ended up disappointed The idea was in

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

Read & download Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Read & download á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF â Robert M. Edsel Robert M. Edsel â 8 Free download Pe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of cultureFocusing 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 Nazi. 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 story to tell The Monuments Men should have been better than it wasUnfortunately Robert M Edsel seemed to want to write a novel on this subject rather than a historical account We are forewarned in his Author s Note that he has taken the liberty of creating dialogue for continuity Too much liberty seems to have been takenOften instead of telling us what happened what was found where by whom what were the clues that led to the discovery what was done upon discovery etc Edsel painted portraits of the characters in his historical fiction He described what these individuals saw felt and thought in detail that only a fiction writer could know He also transcribed conversations throughout which would have been impossible to record without the aid of a courtroom stenographer For continuity I suppose But all that liberty and all that continuity was distracting And it took up so much space that far too few facts about what happened were contained within 426 pages of principal textI did like the book though Because the nuggets of information buried within were so fascinating from Adolf Hitler s grand plans to rebuild his hometown of Linz Austria as a cultural center to the steps taken by French citizens to delay the transit of looted art and treasure to Germany or to record at least where it all went from the travels of Michelangelo s Bruges Madonna to Jan Van Eyck s Ghent Altarpiece to a Rembrandt self portrait to the discoveries of enormous depositories of art and treasure stored in castles and mines throughout Germany during the war There is interesting awesome stuff here but I was left wanting More substance less story

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Read & download Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Read & download á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF â Robert M. Edsel Robert M. Edsel â 8 Free download 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. 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 personalities but often the reader is told things like this brilliantly matched duo of two Monuments Men with wildly different approaches to life to art to the military were so interesting but without any evidence whatsoever to back up the description And the villainous Nazis are literally described as villainous something the reader is already primed to expect of course but without any new light shed on it Descriptions of Goring and his fate routinely end with some variation of him being called a greedy fool This is not new information or interesting information Readers should be able to draw their own conclusions about the personalities valorous or treacherous without the author needing to explicitly tell us that at the end of each paragraph It s either lazy writing or a distrust of our ability to connect the dotsAnd then there are some laughably written lines that took me out of the intrigue and heroism entirely Here s one They had lined up the metal filings of their own destinies like so many dastardly magnetsWorth the read to expose yourself to the work of the Monuments Men on a very general level but beyond that a disappointment

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Read & download Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Read & download á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF â Robert M. Edsel Robert M. Edsel â 8 Free download 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. 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 for this the authors deserve a great deal of credit The original research and the careful interviews with surviving people who were part of these events are impressiveUnfortunately I found the writing on the plodding and pedestrian side though occasionally a story of losing or finding some fascinating artwork would shine through the murk like a jewel Also for some reason the authors chose to invent some dialogue for some of their stories in order to spice up their tale I guess I only wish it had worked better The characterization of most of the Monuments Men is flat Most of them remained little than names to me with indistinguishable personalities Only Rose Valland a Frenchwoman who risked her life to work with the Nazis in Paris and kept copies of records regarding where French art was being taken by them became a real person to me I was wondering if this might be one of those rare cases where the movie is actually be better than the book but a uick check of Rotten Tomatoes disproved that idea apparently the critical consensus is that the movie suffers from pretty much the same issues as the book Too badI originally rated this 3 12 stars because I was so much nicer back in my early review writing days and debated with myself for uite a while whether to round my rating up or down I actually had it at 4 stars for a couple of hours but then it occurred to me that it was a bad sign when I realized that the last 70 pages of the ebook were just pictures and my reaction was pure relief So 3 stars it isIt s worth reading if you re interested in these events from a historical point of view invented conversations notwithstanding and if you re not looking to be particularly engaged by the writing style

  • Hardcover
  • 473
  • Monuments Men Allied Heroes Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
  • Robert M. Edsel
  • English
  • 25 July 2019
  • 9781599951492