Born and raised in the United States, Susan Arnold has lived in England for more than twenty-five years. She is the author of several books, including Hitler's Art Thief and Heretic Queen.
Praise for A Dangerous Woman: Energetic...Ronald's group portrait is breath-taking and quite modern. --New York Times Book Review Ronald traces Gould's amoral life and high-flying times...elegant and beautiful, she used sex and charm as her currency, trading them for favors and luxuries that let her sail through the war years unscathed. --New York Post A lively picture of the world in which Florence moved, with all its intricate financial shenanigans, rivalrous investors and glittering social occasions. --Wall Street Journal Ronald provides an unvarnished account of the life of avant-garde socialite Florence Lacaze Gould, whose dazzling, gilded lifestyle belied her dark side as a libertine, Nazi collaborator, and war profiteer...History lovers will welcome this impressive book about a captivating, flawed woman. --Publishers Weekly Drawing on many published sources, newspaper reports of Gould's scandalous escapades, and Gould's often fraudulent testimony when she was interrogated as a Nazi collaborator, Ronald conveys the glittering surface of Gould's life...A light, lively narrative about a singular, narcissistic woman. --Kirkus Reviews Praise for Hitler's Art Thief: [A] riveting portrait of Gurlitt, who detested the Nazis, and stole from them, but did their bidding in the name of 'saving modern art'. --The New Yorker Ronald situates Gurlitt's life and career amid the turmoil of Weimar Germany and then the evolution of Nazi art-looting campaigns...[adding] many new details about Gurlitt's dealings. --Wall Street Journal Susan Ronald tells the back story of what may be the most startling art-world bust in modern history. --USA Today One man's extraordinary career of thievery...an exhaustively researched and well written book that has a cautionary tale for all of us. --Forbes Outstanding...Hitler's Art Thief brilliantly examines the motivating forces, both internal and external, that led Hildebrand Gurlitt to go work for the Fuhrer. --The Jerusalem Post