Saving the Light at Chartres: How the Great Cathedral and Its Stained-Glass Treasures Were Rescued During World War II (Hardcover)
How Chartres Cathedral and its priceless stained glass survived World War II's widespread destruction of cultural monuments is one of the great stories of recent history. Victor Pollak tells the story of how the cathedral's treasures were spared and how an American soldier, Col. Welborn Griffith Jr., helped save it from destruction.
Victor A. Pollak, an attorney in private practice as a partner in law firms in Chicago and Salt Lake City for more than thirty years, has received continuing professional recognition. Pollak graduated from Antioch College, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law with honors, and Pacific University with an MFA in Writing. He has traveled often in Europe, including to Chartres, Paris and southwestern France, and has worked on this book for five years. He divides his time between Tucson and Salt Lake City.