Read The Washington Post review of THE MONUMENTS MEN: ALLIED HEROES, NAZI THIEVES, AND THE GREATEST TREASURE HUNT IN HISTORY by Thomas Allen with Bret Witter. Allen, a military and espionage writer writes, "Two Monuments Men, killed in action, died as much for art as for country."
From Left to Write Book Club - a group of readers, writers, bloggers and friends reviews The Monuments Men. Reviewer Kieu urges readers to keep up the legacy of the Monuments Men, he writes, "And on the home front, we’re fighting a different kind of battle. Arts and cultural funding is often the first to go during a budget crisis. Arts accessibility and arts education still need champions." Read the entire review here.
Swapna Krishna moved The Monuments Men to the top of her pile of books to read when she heard George Clooney was making the book into a movie. And she was glad she did. She writes, "Edsel doesn’t shy away from the horrors of World War II in The Monuments Men; he knows the sacrifices the Allied forces made to secure Europe for future generations." Read the rest of her review on her blog, S. Krishna's Books- thoughts from an insatiable reader.
R.T. Johnson teaches 8th grade history teacher in Illinois and in his spare time writes The History Rat blog. Johnson writes in his review of The Monuments Men, "The character who kept my attention most was none other than Rose Valland – a supposed nondescript person – who was able to work amidst the Nazis in Paris during the war. In that time, she drew suspicion from both sides while working for the resistance." He includes a photo of Valland on his blog. Check out his blog post.
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