Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis Hardcover – 5 Jul 2013
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"Edsel's knowledge and appreciation of art amplifies this celebration of the unheralded group of men who ensured the safety of Italy's greatest treasures." ----Kirkus Reviews
"[Edsel's] story makes a curious coda to a very tangled but always fascinating tale. [...]he tells it with both panache and precision." ----The Sunday Times
In Saving Italy, "Robert M Edsel, founder and president of the Monuments Men Foundation, and the author previously of Monuments Men, describes in studied detail and with respect verging on awe the lengths to which some men, went to save precious and irreplaceable works of art." -- --The Glasgow Herald
"[...]fascinating" ----Mail on Sunday
In Saving Italy, Robert M Edsel, founder and president of the Monuments Men Foundation, and the author previously of Monuments Men, describes in studied detail and with respect verging on awe the lengths to which some men, went to save precious and irreplaceable works of art. ----The Glasgow Herald
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.
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Yes the book does cover the lost works of art but its a mess. factually incorrect in that it ignores the difference between Great Britain/United kingdom and England, has a bias towards the American role in the war - there are assertions that the "English" bombed without care and the Americans were precise so how can you take this book seriously when these facts are bent in the favour of the Americans. makes you winder how much of the book is made up or guesswork or was it predominantly written for an American audience.
i did find some facts interesting but all in all a wasted opportunity to present what should have been an unbiased history of the art thefts in Italy.
The books is beautifully printed on high quality paper.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought for better half who is a slow reader and just started it (late Feb 2015) so can't comment so far.Published 18 months ago by Mrs. S. Wood
Excellent resource and reference. An interesting history chapter which has been well written.Published on 21 July 2014 by Robyn T. Crimmin
Very interesting book. Thoroughly enjoyable reading.Published on 4 July 2014 by Antoinette Sant Cassia
Very interesting but written from a very American point of view. Just remind me, were the British in WWII at all?Published on 22 May 2014 by Margaret Williams