“The Monuments Men” is a book that seeks to capture a different story of events during World War 2. This story is one of the men and women whose job it was to protect, and find artwork and other historical pieces in Europe. In a way, they were modern day treasure hunters.
Those who are featured in “The Monuments Men” either had a background in art, with knowledge on how best to treat the artwork or sculptures, or they stumbled on the right people who thought they would be good for the job. They found a lack of equipment needed to help efficiently complete their mission, support from their unit, and a lack of knowledge of their existence. They didn’t let this stop them, and were resourceful in their accomplishments.
“The Monuments Men” is a story that deserves to be told so that people may know more about what happened. The only downside for the reader is that at times the story is hard to follow. The writing goes with the events of the war, and follows the soldiers and other helpers where they are in relation to the current battles. At times it is a bit more difficult to keep track of who is where, and which is which. Beyond the story line that may have some more difficult moments, there is a lot of history and story to be read awaiting the reader.