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Saving Mona Lisa

The Battle to Protect the Louvre and Its Treasures during World War II

2014 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, History (Adult Nonfiction)

In late August 1939 Louvre curators spirited away the Mona Lisa to the Loire Valley, launching the biggest evacuation of art and antiquities in history. Throughout the German occupation, the Louvre’s staff fought to keep the priceless treasures out of the hands of Hitler and his henchmen; Saving Mona Lisa is the narrative of their battle. It is a compelling story of art and beauty, intrigue and ingenuity and remarkable moral courage in the face of one of the most fearful enemies in history.