The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men

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Few stories of World War II are as extraordinary as the story of the Monuments Men and their unusual mission. Author Robert M. Edsel wrote the original adult book that first brought this story to attention ten years ago. Now he has abridged that book and made it a length that will be attractive to younger readers. And he has done this without making the text the least condescending or in any way childish. The story is incredibly compelling and gives a view of the war young people won’t find elsewhere, but by shining a light on the aspect of the treasure hunting, it will draw young people into it and give them a fascinating dose of history. It is books like this that can turn youngsters on to the subject of history when so many of them refuse to open their minds to the love of it. Edsel’s research shimmers on every page. He has filled the book with photographs, drawings, letters, and maps to help tell the story and to keep youngsters engaged. The writing is wonderful and challenging for the age but in a good way. This is not to be missed.

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Author Robert M. Edsel
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Scholastic Nonfiction
Publish Date 2019-Jan-29
ISBN 9781338251197
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Issue March 2019
Category History
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