The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men (Scholastic Focus) (Paperback)

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Robert M. Edsel brings the story of his #1 New York Times bestseller for adults The Monuments Men to young readers for the first time in this dynamic, narrative nonfiction project packed with photos.

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 11 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.

About the Author


Robert M. Edsel is the author of three books about the Monuments Men, including the #1 New York Times bestseller The Monuments Men, which Academy Award recipient George Clooney adapted into a feature film in 2014, and Saving Italy, also a New York Times bestseller. He is also the coproducer of an Emmy-nominated documentary film. In 2007 he founded the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the United States' highest honor for work in the humanities. Mr. Edsel has received numerous awards for his work honoring the Monuments Men and Women and his advocacy of art preservation. He has served as a trustee on numerous not-for-profit organizations, including The National WWII Museum and St. Mark's School of Texas. He lives with his family in Dallas, Texas.

Praise For…


Praise for The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History:* "With precise details, incredible adventure, and mounting intensity... these amazing stories from history not only depict true heroes but encourage readers to question the value of art throughout humanity and civilization. Monumental, indeed." -- Booklist, starred review"Help[s] breathe life into these scholarly -- and highly driven -- men... Richly engaging and highly informative." -- Kirkus Reviews"Fascinating." -- School Library Connection

Praise for The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History:* "With precise details, incredible adventure, and mounting intensity... these amazing stories from history not only depict true heroes but encourage readers to question the value of art throughout humanity and civilization. Monumental, indeed." -- Booklist, starred review"Help[s] breathe life into these scholarly -- and highly driven -- men... Richly engaging and highly informative." -- Kirkus Reviews"Fascinating." -- School Library Connection


Product Details
ISBN: 9781338251241
ISBN-10: 1338251244
Publisher: Scholastic Focus
Publication Date: May 4th, 2021
Pages: 368
Language: English

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