The greatest treasure hunt in history : the story of the Monuments Men
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Published:
New York : Scholastic Focus, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2019].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
333 pages : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm
Rating:
Ages 9-12
Status:
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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. 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.

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Street Date:
1901
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781338251197, 1338251198
Lexile measure:
1200

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"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 YorkTimes 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
Ages 9-12
Target Audience
Grades 4 to 6
Target Audience
1200L,Lexile
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APA Citation (style guide)

Edsel, R. M. (2019). The greatest treasure hunt in history: the story of the Monuments Men. First edition. New York: Scholastic Focus, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Edsel, Robert M.. 2019. The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men. New York: Scholastic Focus, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Edsel, Robert M., The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men. New York: Scholastic Focus, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Edsel, Robert M.. The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men. First edition. New York: Scholastic Focus, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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