Robert M. Edsel will present Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Robert M. Edsel will present his New Book Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis accompanied by a Multimedia Presentation.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Robert M. Edsel is the Bestselling 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 & 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 5 Years, he now resides in Dallas, Texas.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  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.  On the eve of the Allied invasion, General Dwight Eisenhower empowered a new kind of soldier to protect these historic riches.   In May 1944 two unlikely American heroes, artist Deane Keller and scholar Fred Hartt, embarked from Naples on the treasure hunt of a lifetime, tracking billions of Dollars of missing art, including works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Titian, Caravaggio and Botticelli.   With the German army retreating up the Italian peninsula, orders came from the highest levels of the Nazi government to transport truckloads of art north across the border into the Reich.  Standing in the way was General Karl Wolff, a top-level Nazi Officer.  As German forces blew up the magnificent bridges of Florence, General Wolff commandeered the great collections of the Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace, later risking his life to negotiate a secret Nazi surrender with American spymaster Allen Dulles.  Brilliantly researched and vividly written, Saving Italy brings readers from Milan and the near destruction of The Last Supper to the inner sanctum of the Vatican and behind closed doors with the preeminent Allied and Axis leaders: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Churchill; Hitler, Goring, and Himmler.   An memorable story of epic thievery and political intrigue, Saving Italy is a testament to heroism on behalf of art, culture, and history.

DATE & TIME:  Friday, May 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Robert M. Edsel will present his New Book Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis accompanied by a Multimedia Presentation.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  A Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.  Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $28.95 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Hardcover of Saving Italy, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same Price.  If you would like to Pick-Up your Admission Package at the Door of this Event, then in the "Shopping cart" go to "Checkout" and in "Store Pick-Up Options" Check the Box to "I would like to pick this Order up at the Store" and at the bottom of the webpage in the "Order comments:" Field, type that you would like "At-Event Pick-Up."  Your Order will be held by your Name at the Will Call table.  The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 2:00 PM on the Day of the Event.   Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Door on the Day of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM.

PLEASE NOTE:  This Book will be Published and available for Pick-Up in late April. Orders placed Today will be processed and will be ready for Pick-Up in late April.

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Event date: 
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
64112 Kansas City
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