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October 28th, 2010 | 5:05 pm

Event: Ruth Pauley Lecture Series

Date: Tuesday, November 2nd at 7:30pm

Admission: Open to the Public and Free. Book Signing Following Event.

Location: Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College

3395 Airport Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374-8778
(910) 692-6185
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As Hitler was attempting to conquer the western world, his armies were methodically pillaging the finest art in Europe, from Michelangelo and Da Vinci to Van Eycks and Vermeers, all stolen for the Führer. The Monuments Men had a mandate from President Roosevelt and the support of General Eisenhower to try to recover these treasures, but were given no resources or real authority. In a race against time, each man gathered scraps and hints to construct his own treasure map . Robert M. Edsel is the author of the non-fiction book, Rescuing Da Vinci and also The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History. He is widely recognized as a leading authority on the history of the Nazis looting of Europe during World War II and the efforts of the Monuments Men to recover these lost treasures.

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Book Giveaway Contest Starts Today!

October 20th, 2010 | 2:55 pm

Dear Supporters,

To continue celebrating the release of The Monuments Men paperback edition, we are having a book giveaway contest. Here is how you enter to win your free copy of The Monuments Men:

1. Go to our blog

2. Under the comment section leave your favorite Monuments Men story or your favorite WWII story. One story will win every day for the next two weeks!

It is that simple. Please share your stories with us for a chance to win.


Robert Edsel



October 19th, 2010 | 2:26 pm

Robert Edsel will be talking at the National Archives about The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History.

The lecture and book signing starts on Wednesday, October 20 at 7 p.m. at the William G. McGowan Theater in Washington, D.C and FREE ADMISSION .

Beyond the familiar history lessons of World War II is an untold story of a Nazi plot to seize the world’s greatest cultural treasures — a plot thwarted by one tiny band of soldiers, detailed in The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History. The National Archives Experience, in partnership with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, welcomes author Robert M. Edsel, who will discuss a story that remains relevant as irreplaceable historical artifacts are still missing, and restoration, search, and discovery continue.

A Book signing will follow the program. Books will be available for purchase at a 15% discount. Books may also be pre-purchased from the Archives Shop by calling 202-357-5271.

National Archives Experience,
Special Events Entrance

Constitution Avenue, NW (between 7th & 9th St.)
Washington, D.C., 20408
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