Top critical review
Sometimes a bit tedious, but clearly the book for art lovers and historians!
on October 14, 2014
Extraordinarily well researched study of the major artworks that were stolen, misappropriated, sold in duress, moved & stored for protection, etc. prior to and during WWII. The detailed story gets a bit tedious from time to time, but it is an authoritative history of the work of the so-called "monuments men" during the war - in fact it is an amazing story!! It is a wonder that more of these works were not lost or destroyed, and an even bigger wonder that most of these works ultimately found their way home. If the world of major art is interesting to you, then this is the book you should read - comprehensive and amazing.