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India Black and the Gentleman Thief
Carol K. Carr
India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy
Carol K. Carr
India Black and the Widow of Windsor
Carol K. Carr

Excellent read

Monuments Men - Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter

I knew very little about the Monuments Men and their contributions to literally saving world artistic history so this was a particularly fascinating read.  The idea that approximately 300 officers/academics volunteered their time and their lives in order to save Europe's cultural identity from being stolen by the Nazi regime was both inspiring and impressive.  It is even more impressive when you realize the risks that people on the ground (the French in particular) were taking in order to save their cultural identity from being looted by these Nazi thugs.  I don't think most people are aware how close the Nazi party came to writing a vastly different story to both Europe and world history but we had these unassuming yet fierce geeks to thank for it turning out the way it did.