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About the Author
Robert Edsel began his career in the oil and gas exploration business. In 1996 he moved to Europe to pursue
his interests in the arts. Settling in Florence seeing some of the great works, he wondered how all of the monuments and
art treasures survived the devastation of World War II. During the ensuing years, he devoted himself to finding the
answer. In the process, he commissioned major research that has resulted in this book. Robert also coproduced the
related documentary film, The Rape of Europa, and cowrote Rescuing Da Vinci, a photographic history of an art heist of
epic proportions and the Allied rescue effort. The author lives in Dallas.
Bret Witter cowrote the bestseller Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World (Grand Central, 2008). He
lives in Louisville, KY.