Born and raised in the United States, SUSAN RONALD is a British-American biographer and historian of several books, including A Dangerous Woman, Hitler's Art Thief, and Heretic Queen. She lives in rural England with her writer husband.
Praise for A Dangerous Woman Energetic...Ronald's group portrait is breath-taking and quite modern. --New York Times Book Review 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 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 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 Susan Ronald situates Gurlitt's life and career amid the turmoil of Weimar Germany and then the evolution of Nazi art-looting campaigns from the late 1930s to the end of World War II. Ms. Ronald, a popular historian, presents many new details about Gurlitt's dealings. --The Wall Street Journal Susan Ronald's new book tells the back story of what may be the most startling art-world bust in modern history. --USA Today Susan Ronald chronicles one man's extraordinary career of thievery...an exhaustively researched and well written book that has a cautionary tale for all of us. --Forbes