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The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men

By Robert M. Edsel
368 pages
Age Range: 9 - 12
Grade Level: 4 - 7

Robert M. Edsel, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Monuments Men, brings this story to young readers for the first time in a sweeping, dynamic adventure detailing history's greatest treasure hunt.

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.

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  • 5
    A very interesting book and a much appreciated gift

    Posted by Steve on Feb 8th 2022

    I bought this for a friend of mines son as a belated Christmas present. He is really enjoying it so far and it has definitely helped to spark an interest in art history and the preservation of art, architecture, and historic sites. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a gift for a child in your life.

  • 5
    The Greatest Treasure Hunt.

    Posted by Dr. Robert Baron on Jan 15th 2022

    I enjoy Mr. Edsels style of writing. Already owning 2 of his other books I anticipated the arrival of this tome. I wasnt disappointed.