|Robert M. Edsel|
|Pages/Publication Date:||454 / 2013|
The author of Rescuing Da Vinci and co-author of The Monuments Men, Robert Edsel here chronicles how the Nazis looted the art treasures of their former ally Italy in World War II, and Allied efforts to save these priceless works. In May 1944 two unlikely American heroes, artist Deane Keller and scholar Fred Hartt, embarked from Naples tracking masterpieces by Michelangelo, Donatello, Titian, Caravaggio, and Botticelli. Edsel takes readers from Milan and the near destruction of Leonardo's Last Supperto the inner sanctum of the Vatican and the offices of Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Churchill—as well as those of Hitler, Göring, and Himmler.