The monuments men
Edsel carefully crafts a concise account of an unlikely band of brothers and the unsung heroes of civilization. The book follows the exploits of ten courageous and dedicated individuals led by George Stout, a leading advocate for the conservation of art and countering the Nazi threat to the cultural heritage of Europe. Each member was tasked with improbable missions racing against time to find and protect the worlds greatest art treasures looted by the Nazis. They often went behind enemy lines without weapons or support to uncover caches in the most harrowing hiding places. A truly remarkable and inspiring read where good prevails over evil in miraculous triumphs of humanity. A companion book to this one is Edsel's first book: Rescuing Da Vinci.