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Author Edsel, Robert M, author.

Title The greatest treasure hunt in history : the story of the Monuments Men / by Robert M. Edsel.

Publication Info. New York : Scholastic Focus, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 940.531 EDS    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xxv, 333 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Summary "As the most destructive war in history ravaged Europe, many of the world's most cherished cultural objects were in harm's way. The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History recounts the astonishing true story of eleven men and one woman who risked their lives amidst the bloodshed of World War II to preserve churches, libraries, monuments, and works of art that for centuries defined the heritage of Western civilization. As the war raged, these American and British volunteers--museum curators, art scholars and educators, architects, archivists, and artists, known as the Monuments Men--found themselves in a desperate race against time to locate and save the many priceless treasures and works of art stolen by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis."-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Ages 9-12
Grades 4 to 6
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Letters home -- Independence day -- "Little saints, help us!" -- The meeting -- Priceless dust -- Objectives -- Resurrection and treachery -- Searching for clues -- Getting help -- Longings -- Small victories -- Treasure maps -- Gains and losses -- Surprises -- On the move -- The beginning of the end -- Salt mines and jail cells -- Closure -- Going home.
Subject Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section -- History.
Art thefts -- Germany -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Confiscations and contributions -- Germany -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Europe -- Juvenile literature.
Art treasures in war -- Europe -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Cultural property -- Protection -- Europe -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Added Title Story of the Monuments Men
ISBN 9781338251197

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