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

Edsel, Robert M., (author.).

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Homer Public Library YA 940.531 EDS 000151767 Teen Corner -- Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338251197
  • ISBN: 1338251198
  • ISBN: 9781338538984
  • ISBN: 1338538985
  • Physical Description: xxv, 333 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Focus, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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. 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 9-12.
Grades 4 to 6.
Subject: Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section > History.
Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section > History.
Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section.
Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section > History.
World War (1939-1945)
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.
Art thefts > Germany.
World War, 1939-1945 > Art and the war.
Cultural property > Protection > Europe.
Art and war.
Art thefts.
Art treasures in war.
Confiscations.
Cultural property > Protection.
Destruction and pillage.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Europe.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Europe.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Art / History.
Art thefts > Germany > History > 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 > Confiscations and contributions > Germany.
World War, 1939-1945 > Art and the war.
World War, 1939-1945 > Destruction and pillage > Europe.
Art treasures in war > Europe > History > 20th century.
Cultural property > Protection > Europe > History > 20th century.
Cultural property > Protection.
World war, 1939-1945.
Young adult.
World War, 1939-1945 > Art and the war.
World War, 1939-1945 > Destruction and pillage.
Art treasures in war.
Europe.
Germany.
Genre: Young adult literature.
Art.
Nonfiction.
Art.
History.
Juvenile works.