480 pages, 8.2 × 5.53 × 1.21 in
February 4, 2014
W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
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.
“Dramatic…lively narrative.” — Andrew Nagorski (Washington Post)
“Revealing…That the Monuments Men were able to do as much as they did, amid a war with more urgent priorities is remarkable.” — Hugh Eakin (Wall Street Journal)
“Riveting narrative history.” — San Francisco Chronicle
“An absorbing, thoroughly researched gallop of a history book.” — Noah Charney (Daily Beast)
“A teeming work…by an author passionate about his subject.” — Matthew Price (Newsday)
“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.” — Timothy Potts, Director, the J. Paul Getty Museum