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Operacion Monumento: La fascinante aventura de los guerreros del arte que impidieron el saqueo cultural nazi
     

Operacion Monumento: La fascinante aventura de los guerreros del arte que impidieron el saqueo cultural nazi

by Bret Witter, Brett Witter
 

This chronicle recounts a little-known passage in the history of the 20th century. It's an extraordinary odyssey undertaken by a group of men and women who, in the middle of World War II and during the first years of the postwar period, were commissioned to locate and rescue important works of art, including paintings by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Van Dyck,

Overview

This chronicle recounts a little-known passage in the history of the 20th century. It's an extraordinary odyssey undertaken by a group of men and women who, in the middle of World War II and during the first years of the postwar period, were commissioned to locate and rescue important works of art, including paintings by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Van Dyck, and Vermeer, which had been stolen by the Nazis. The author relied on extensive research during which documents were consulted firsthand. The book has resulted in a 2014 film produced by, directed by, and starring George Clooney.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9786077351979
Publisher:
Editorial Oceano de Mexico
Publication date:
09/01/2014
Pages:
516
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Robert M. Edsel is a nonfiction writer, successful oil businessman, and the founder and president of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, which received the 2007 National Humanities Medal. He is the author of Rescuing Da Vinci and Saving Italy and the coproducer of the award-winning documentary The Rape of EuropeBret Witter is the New York Times–bestselling author of Dewey, Dewey's Nine Lives, Until I Say Goodbye, and Until Tuesday.

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