November 28, 2009
'Monuments Men' author in Fairhope
Thomas B. Harrison
FAIRHOPE, Ala. — Page & Palette will host Robert Edsel between 5 and 7 p.m. Dec. 4 when the author will speak and sign copies of his book "The Monuments Men" at the downtown bookstore before Fairhope’s annual Christmas parade.
Subtitled "Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History," Edsel’s book presents the true-life account of men and women from 13 countries who worked to protect monuments and other cultural treasures from the destruction of World War II.
Monuments_Men.JPG(Courtesy of Page & Palette)
In the last year of the war, they located and ultimately returned more than 5 million art and cultural treasures stolen by Hitler and the Nazis.
The book includes many photographs depicting Allied discoveries of Nazi troves, Hitler and his henchmen pleased with their plunder and other photos seldom seen by the public.