The Monuments Men
By Robert Edsel
Published by Center Street © 2009
Softcover, 457 pages
In caves, in mines, and in isolated mountain hideouts, Hitler and his gang stored art treasures filched from their rightful owners throughout conquered Europe. The contribution of “the Monuments Men,” whose ranks included sculptor Walker Hancock, in saving many of the world’s greatest treasures staggers the imagination. One of the greatest art stories in the history of art.