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    • The Monuments Men

    • Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
    • By: Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,161
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 991
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,005

    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 Monuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fine book, adequate narration

    • By Paul Bennett on 03-13-10

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Saving Italy

    • By: Robert Edsel
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    When Hitler’s armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind’s greatest cultural treasures. As they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the antiquities of the Roman Empire. On the eve of the Allied invasion, General Dwight Eisenhower empowered a new kind of soldier to protect these historic riches. In May 1944 two unlikely American heroes—artist Deane Keller and scholar Fred Hartt—embarked from Naples on the treasure hunt of a lifetime, tracking billions of dollars of missing art, including works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Titian, Caravaggio, and Botticelli.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More Personalities than Art Chasing

    • By Craig on 01-17-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Monuments Men

    • Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
    • By: Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the Western world, his armies were seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. He had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. A special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Monuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture.

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Monuments Men

    • Die Jagd nach Hitlers Raubkunst
    • By: Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter
    • Narrated by: Detlef Bierstedt
    • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Es ist ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit: Die Nationalsozialisten organisieren den größten Diebstahl der Geschichte...

    Regular price: $26.81

    • Monuments Men

    • Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
    • By: Robert M. Edsel
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    As Hitler was attempting to conquer the western world, his armies were methodically pillaging the finest art in Europe, from Michelangelos to Vermeers, all stolen for the Führer. The Monuments Men had a mandate from President Roosevelt to find these artworks, but no vehicles, typewriters, or authority. In a race against time to save the world’s greatest cultural treasures from destruction at the hands of Nazi fanatics, each man constructed his own treasure map....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Men of hope

    • By The Zombie Specialist on 05-28-14
    • Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
    • By: Robert M. Edsel
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 06-14-10
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Regular price: $16.41