Saving Italy: The Race To Rescue A Nation's Treasures From The Nazis

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Saving Italy: The Race To Rescue A Nation's Treasures From The Nazis

by Robert M. Edsel

WW Norton | February 4, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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When Hitler’s armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind’s greatest cultural treasures. As they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the antiquities of the Roman Empire.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 480 pages, 8.2 × 5.53 × 1.21 in

Published: February 4, 2014

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393348806

ISBN - 13: 9780393348804

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Saving Italy: The Race To Rescue A Nation's Treasures From The Nazis

by Robert M. Edsel

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 480 pages, 8.2 × 5.53 × 1.21 in

Published: February 4, 2014

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393348806

ISBN - 13: 9780393348804

From the Publisher

When Hitler’s armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind’s greatest cultural treasures. As they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the antiquities of the Roman Empire.

About the Author

Robert M. Edsel is the best-selling author of The Monuments Men and Rescuing da Vinci and co-producer of the award-winning documentary film The Rape of Europa. Edsel is also the founder and president of the Monuments Men Foundation, a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, and a trustee at the National WWII Museum. After living in Florence for five years, he now resides in Dallas, Texas.

Editorial Reviews

“Dramatic…lively narrative.”

“Revealing…That the Monuments Men were able to do as much as they did, amid a war with more urgent priorities is remarkable.”

“Riveting narrative history.”

“An absorbing, thoroughly researched gallop of a history book.”

“A teeming work…by an author passionate about his subject.”

“A suspenseful tale worthy of an Indiana Jones plot. He pulls you into a dangerous web of intrigue in which the Vatican, top German SS generals, American OSS operatives and Italian officials are entwined in top-secret negotiations to end the war. A must read for any WWII history enthusiast.”

“Edsel’s recovery of the history of the Monuments Men makes for a remarkable and fascinating story. As more recent conflicts have shown, the havoc that war can wreak upon our artistic heritage has unfortunately not diminished and there are important lessons in this book for policy makers and all who care about the preservation of the world’s artistic legacy for future generations.”

“An amazing story, superbly told.”