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Synopsis: Provenance is a fascinating adventure through the international art world, a world where artists and collectors hide behind masterpieces, and sell their souls to the highest bidder. A New York Times bestseller and sold in twelve international editions, Provenance – based on true events – tells the story of massive Nazi art looting of valuable paintings during World War II. From the elegance of Sotheby Park Bernet auctions to the decadence of Parisian nightlife, art detective Alex Drach moves through a gallery of glamorous and sinister characters on his search for stolen paintings -- a search that will lead to the dark catacombs of Rome, back to one of the most shameful secrets of World War II, and the horrifying key to his own elusive past.
About the Author: Frank McDonald was born in Michigan, raised in France and England, educated at the University of Notre Dame, University of Chicago and Oxford University. In 1967, he was appointed Executive Administrator of the Independent Republic of Anguilla in the West Indies. Thereafter, he became a Fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs covering the Caribbean and Cuba where he taught at the University of Havana. In Cuba, he was arrested, charged with espionage, imprisoned, and held in solitary confinement for 15 months. After his release he lectured at the New School of Social Research. In 1972, he found an old ruin in Kinsale, Ireland, which he restored while researching and writing Provenance. In 1995, he became CEO of Biomatrix, a biological counter terrorism consulting group to federal, state and local government agencies. Afterward, he lived on Block Island, Rhode Island and curated the Spring Street Art Gallery. He now resides in Boston with his life partner, Elizabeth Gavett.
Publisher: Little Brown
Publication Date: 1979
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Little Brown, 1979. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP86521619
Book Description Little Brown. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2567332698
Book Description Little Brown & Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust jacket in good condition. Book club edition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Bookseller Inventory # 1311305511
Book Description Little Brown & Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust jacket in good condition. Book club edition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Bookseller Inventory # 1308472034
Book Description Little Brown & Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0316555525I3N00
Book Description Little Brown & Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust jacket in very good condition. Book club edition. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Bookseller Inventory # 1311284218
Book Description Little, Brown, Boston, 1979. Cloth. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Anovel about art masterpieces stolen by the Nazis during WWII. The unclipped jacket is covered in a plastic cover. The flaps are glued to the interior of the covers. Several names are written in ink on the FFEP. There is also a large glue remnant on the same page. The edges are stained and there is a stain on page 328 not affecting the text. Pages 138 - 143 are creased. A reading copy only. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 3105
Book Description Little, Brown, 1979. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. The dustjacket is a bit scuffed but all pages intact and legible. Good reading copy. Clean. No store stamps. --- HERE'S THE FIRST FEW SENTENCES --- --- In a cavernous seventeenth-century Roman palazzo on a narrow cobblestone street near the Vatican, Monsignor Weiller sat motionless and inscrutable as a Buddha. Monsignor Weiller, a stout, unwrinkled man of sixty-five, rested his elbows on the ornately carved arms of a Venetian pearwood chair, while supporting his rounded double chin on the back of thick clasped hands. . . Bookseller Inventory # 8989
Book Description Little Brown. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0316555525 Very good - Light wear - Bumping to corners - GREAT Reading Copy!! ( Shelf 64 row 4). Bookseller Inventory # SKU1049400
Book Description Little Brown. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition copy. . Good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # J02A-01809