The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel
Review: For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, the Monuments Men were a group of Allied soldiers tasked with preserving the cultural history of Europe. They stopped the bombing of churches and other significant architecture and tracked down art and artifacts stolen by the Nazis. The book follows a dozen or so of the original men who built the Monuments Men unit and discovered thousands of stolen art in hidden Nazi caches. The writing was middling but the story itself was inspiring and long overdue for telling.