The Monuments Men
By Robert M. Edsel & Bret Witter
- Release Date: 2009-09-03
- Genre: Military
The Monuments Men Robert M. Edsel & Bret Witter Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
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By Hoodie 123
Such an important book, helping us to learn and not forget ALL of what war destroys. Thanks to those who sacrificed everything to keep beauty and culture available to us all.
The Monuments Men
By Jacqui, WI
I loved this book. It is a testament to the passion, integrity, courage and persistence of a group of men who shared an imperative value that preservation of centuries of art and culture were essential to assuring humanity in post war.
Without the depictions of history we cannot understand our past, for we preserve in paint and metal, rock and glass those things in which we believe and about which we care passionately. To understand our forefathers we must see what they chose to paint, sculpt, mould and forge as they celebrated it in art and documented it in their writings and teachings.
This book shares that story in a highly readable and thrilling manner with all the marks of a great thriller, and the accuracy of an academic tome. Thank you.
This is an incredibly well written book that gives a private look into the lives of some extraordinary men and women in our history. Thank you for sharing your story with the world.
Honor and gratitude
We must never forget the sacrifices made on behalf to preserve our collective culture, art and history. This book tells the moving story of ordinary men and women doing extraordinary things; thus making them great in every sense of the world. For the historian, the book provides an extremely well documented account of one of the most chaotic times of our recent history. Highly recommended.
I was completely captivated by this book. When I now look at some of the combat photos from my father I will look at them with much different eyes. I had know Idea of this endeavor untaken by allied forces. This story should of been told sooner. Having my father, 5 uncle's and 1 aunt serve in WWII I'm more proud of them now!!!
More than just art...
I read this book after seeing the movie, and it not only had me appreciate the story even more, but had me feeling closer to the victims of Hitler's reign than I've ever experienced. I'm recommending this to several of my friends. The second half is especially captivating!
By lyne inChicago
Love art, love history, longer this book
By Iron Captain
Great read! Wish I would've finished the book before I watched the movie.
Where was the editor?
Great story that inspires awe. Proves that age is no impediment to true courage!
The backstory of several characters is retold in several chapters. This redundancy should have been deleted by even the worst editors.
Numerous typos and misspellings are unacceptable. Are proofreaders unaffordable?
Terribly written, no characters developed. Like reading a history book with only dates and places. No flavor at all. HAd to quit after 100 difficult pages. Even jumped ahead chapters and still terribly "blan." A complete waste of time and money.