Saving Italy by Robert M. Edsel audiobook

Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation’s Treasures from the Nazis

By Robert M. Edsel
Read by Edoardo Ballerini

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780393082418
11.63 Hours Unabridged
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Robert M. Edsel's contributions as a WWII historian have brought wide attention and a National Humanities Medal to his Monuments Men Foundation. In Saving Italy, Edsel recounts how, in May 1944, General Eisenhower sent two men--artist Deane Keller and scholar Fred Hartt--on a desperate hunt to locate priceless works of art fallen into Nazi hands. Keller and Hartt would find aid from an unlikely source--top-level Nazi officer General Karl Wolff.

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Robert M. Edsel's contributions as a WWII historian have brought wide attention and a National Humanities Medal to his Monuments Men Foundation. In Saving Italy, Edsel recounts how, in May 1944, General Eisenhower sent two men--artist Deane Keller and scholar Fred Hartt--on a desperate hunt to locate priceless works of art fallen into Nazi hands. Keller and Hartt would find aid from an unlikely source--top-level Nazi officer General Karl Wolff.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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
“An astonishing account of a little known American effort to save Italy’s vast store of priceless monuments and art during World War II. While American warriors were fighting the length of the country, other Americans were courageously working alongside to preserve the irreplaceable best of Italy’s culture. Read it and be proud of those who were on their own front lines of a cruel war.” Tom Brokaw

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Author Bio: Robert M. Edsel

Author Bio: Robert M. Edsel

Robert M. Edsel is the author of the New York times bestseller The Monuments Men and Rescuing da Vinci and co-producer of the award-winning documentary film The Rape of Europa. He 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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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 11.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English