By Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter
While Adolf Hitler used to be trying to take over the western global, his armies have been methodically looking and hoarding the best paintings treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had started cataloguing the paintings he deliberate to gather in addition to the paintings he might ruin: "degenerate" works he despised.
In a race opposed to time, in the back of enemy traces, usually unarmed, a distinct strength of American and British museum administrators, curators, paintings historians, and others, referred to as the Monuments males, risked their lives scouring Europe to avoid the destruction of hundreds of thousands of years of tradition.
Focusing at the eleven-month interval among D-Day and V-E Day, this interesting account follows six Monuments males and their most unlikely undertaking to save lots of the world's nice paintings from the Nazis.