Monday, March 24, 2014

Mailbox Monday - March 24

Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.

Thankfully, it was a slow mailbox week. My reading time wasn't much last week, so hopefully I can catch up this week.

The hubby and I went to see The Monuments Men two Fridays ago. Directed and written by George Clooney, this movie is based upon the book, The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel. I ordered the book from Amazon and it came in Tuesday.

At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised.

In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Momuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture.

Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, this fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world's great art from the Nazis.

What was in your mailbox this week?


bermudaonion said...

I've had that book for longer than I care to admit. I need to get to it soon.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I haven't read the book...or seen the movie, but they both sound awesome.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

I was planning on seeing the movie. I didn't know it was a book.

Elizabeth said...

I don't know this book, but I do like historical fiction.

I hope the book is good. Good you saw the movie.

THANKS for stopping by my blog.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the comments, ladies. This is a true story. I'm surprised my hubby, who reads a lot about WWII hadn't heard of these men before. Hope you get a chance to read it soon, bermudaonion.

readingdate said...

Looks like a good book. Hope you do a book/movie comparison sometime. Have a good week!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I'd be interested in if the film lived up to the book!

Vicki said...

Can't wait for your review!