Operación Monumento. The Monuments Men: La fascinante aventura de los guerreros del arte que impidieron el saqueo cultural nazi (Historia y cultura) (Spanish Edition) Info

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Esta crónica narra un pasaje poco conocido de la historia
del siglo XX. Se trata de la extraordinaria odisea emprendida por un
grupo de hombres y mujeres que, en plena Segunda Guerra Mundial y
durante los primeros años de la posguerra, fueron comisionados para
localizar y rescatar importantes obras de arte, incluidos cuadros de
Miguel Ángel, Leonardo da Vinci, Van Dyck y Vermeer, las cuales
habían sido robadas por los nazis. El autor se apoyó en una
amplia investigación durante la cual consultó documentos de
primera mano. El libro ha dado lugar a una producción fílmica
producida, dirigida y protagonizada por George Clooney, con un gran
elenco.

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March 13, 2016

Five Stars
Nice book
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June 21, 2014

excelente
Gran relato para entender mejor la historia de nuestro mundo actual, pasar del pasado conservando la esencia ara poder entender el presente y ver el futuro de nuestra sociedad
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January 7, 2015

Five Stars
Muy buen libro.
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April 2, 2015

Five Stars
Good
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March 8, 2014

The Monuments Men is the book upon which the current movie is based
The Monuments Men were a group of carefully selected American and British museum directors, architects, curators, art historians and cultural mavens who sought to protect the great paintings, tapestries, drawings, cathedrals, churches and other cultural gems from the predatory grasp of soldiers at war. This book focuses on their work in Northern Europe from the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944 through the fall of Berlin in the spring and V-E Day in May. The book has poignancy for me as my father served in the American Army during the assault of the Siegfried Line through the Ardennes in the Battle of the Bulge and the invasion of the Reich from the west.
According to authors Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter the group was poorly organized; the men were largely on their own as they followed Allied forces into France, Bel., Luxembourg, Austria and Germany. The most interesting finds were in the salt mines of
Altaussee Austria. Thousands of art works by the likes of Rembrandt, Halls, Picasso, Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Cranach, Durer, Rubens and countless others were found and restored to their home musuems. Others, alas, had already been destroyed. The Nazis were barbarians and greedy predators who stole with flair from their victims.
The fast paced work follows the military careers of several of the monuments men. We read their mail home to their wives and follow them on the trail of treasures. The book includes valuable maps of Europe and includes period photos of the monuments men and their finds. A good read on a little known story from World War II.
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March 18, 2014

deep history, valued rescue
'The Monuments Men' is a monument in itself, shining a long-overdue light on a different band of brothers, the art scholars who traded their museum jobs for M-14 rifles and a trip into the thick of World War II. Not necessarily to save the world, but to save the world's stolen and kidnapped art from the clutches of the Nazis and Hitler's Third Reich.
Robert Edsel does not let us "go gentle into that good night", he leads us down every battle-scarred path in Europe, through every bomb-torn village and city, and deep into the dark salt mines to retrieve what is hidden there--centuries-old riches. The Monuments Men were as brave as any soldier who fought, and I am both thankful for Robert Edsel's brilliant book, and for actor/director/producer George Clooney for taking the story to people who would otherwise never pick up this excellent book.
Sometimes the search for the lost treasures seems as difficult as winning the war does. And Edsel does not let the reader exist as a pedestrian, he puts us "on the ground", so to speak, where we live the story, not just read it.

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