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The Noble Sculptor

The True Adventures of Hero and Monuments Man's Father
Salvatore Cartaino Scarpitta

and Family

 

Formerly Titled:
"A Man of Passion"

"The Musical Sculptor"

New book of a Monuments Men father, tells of a boy who stows away to come to America circa 1905, a sculptor, who stands firm in his love for an unfaithful woman, saves over 600 Allied soldiers during WWII in this true story.
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Only a fraction of the true stories in this book was seen in the 1953 episode of the This Is Your Life television series with Ralph Edwards.
Read the whole true story in
this new book!
Movie participation is now invited.

Commended by both Britain and the United States for helping to save over 600 lives during World War II.

Over ten years in the making, all come together in hundreds of pages of one man's Passion for Life and America.

Salvatore
•Adventurer • Lover
•Musician • Singer • Composer
• Sculptor • Hero

Father to famous artist, Salvatore Scarpitta, Jr., one of World War II's Monuments Men.

An internationally known sculptor whose work has already been seen by millions of people.

An American immigrant who put his life on the line for America, his family, and his beliefs.

OCTOBER 2014 UPDATE: THE "COMPLETE AND UNABRIDGED" VERSION OF THE NOBLE SCULPTOR IS NEARING COMPLETION. IT HAS EXPANDED SIGNIFICANTLY AND IS APPROACHING 600 PAGES OF SOLID STORIES AND SUPPORT. IT NOW PROVIDES MORE EXTENSIVE STANDALONE STORIES OF ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF SALVATORE'S FAMILY NOW INCLUDING COUSIN, JOE GOODRICH! JOE'S LIFE INCLUDES STORIES OF WWII AND OF DEVELOPING ENGINEERING PATENTS USED IN NASA'S SPACE PROGRAM AND BY THE MILITARY. HIS SUCCESSFUL LIFE IN DRAFTING AND ENGINEERING CAME AFTER BOTH DROPPING OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND NOT ATTENDING COLLEGE!

Based on extensive research including original interviews, primary source documents, and eyewitness and family contributions, this new book is the most complete and authoritative work on the man and his family.

Have you seen George Clooney's movie, The Monuments Men? Salvatore Cartaino Scarpitta was a real monuments man. He created monuments! His famous artist son, Salvatore Scarpitta, Jr., was one of the Monuments Men as honored in George Clooney's Monuments Men movie. This Monuments Man's father, Salvatore, Sr., was a world renowned sculptor. Eventually, he made his home in Hollywood, California.

Some are saying that this new book, a true story, is more compelling than The Monuments Men. Here, you will read of the true adventures of Salvatore, Sr., just some of which include stowing away aboard ships, crossing deserts, and sculpting the quintessential life sized statue of the famous Marlene Dietrich used in the movie, Song of Songs. Among other remarkable works, he constructed the figures at the entrance to the Los Angeles County-USC Hospital, which, at the time of its construction, was the largest county hospital in the country. Salvatore's son, Sal, Jr., worked as part of the Monuments Men in Italy. While working as a Monuments Man, his son actually saved his own father's work!

Why would his father, Salvatore, Sr., intentionally destroy a two story monument he had spent years constructing? Why did he become an enemy to Mussolini with whom he had a personal connection? Find out in the pages of this new book. Here is a man who loved his adopted country, America. He was an adventurer in life and in the passion of love. You must hear this true story of the adventures of Salvatore Scarpitta! The book is coming soon!

One cannot understand Salvatore's story, or the story of any of us, without also understanding the story of those around us, especially our family and others who influenced our lives and whom we influence. Salvatore was influenced by many in his family. In turn, he influenced many others. Therefore, as a clear part of his life, our story looks at those others who influenced his life, whom he influenced, and of the legacy left by him and those close to him. Ranging over a period of 180 years, this story sees the connections in family, culture, and countries that are part of the man and his story. Within these pages you will find stories of love, adventure, betrayal, and of joy and sadness. Here is bravery, pride, patriotism and more. You will share laughter. You will share frustration and tears. It's all here.

Spanning two World Wars and beyond, this book introduces you to stories of Salvatore Cartaino Scarpitta, Salvatore C. Scarpitta, Jr. (a Monuments Man), brothers and famed sculptors C. S. Pietro and C. S. Paolo, Jeanne Bertrand, Gaetano and Maria Cartaino, Salvatore Pietro Cartaino (Turido), Starr Abbott, and a dozen more.

Into these lives come Marlene Dietrich, Frank Capra, Charlie Chaplin, Frank Sinatra, John Boroughs, Mussolini, U.S. Presidents, and countless others.

Bring them into today's remembrances and histories.
Read their stories!

Not just one, but multiple movies live within the pages of this book. Read them all!

While you wait for release of The Noble Sculptor with its WWII parallel story,
do see The Monuments Men movie starring and directed by George Clooney.
Visit the
Monuments Men Foundation website as well as
the
official Monuments Men site for more.
Read
The Monuments Men book by Robert M. Edsel.
Find out the history of the Monuments Men in World War II.
Also see the excellent documentary, The Rape of Europa,
based on the book by Lynn H. Nicholas.

Finally, sign up to read this book at its release for a very personal look at a sculptor, a Monuments Man's father, who, with his family, heroically worked to save countless escaping soldiers and airmen of multiple Allied countries.

This story is more than one man's actions during the war. Follow his life from boyhood to adulthood through adventures, loves, and as an artist respected in countries around the world. Sign up today so that you won't miss this book at its release!

 

 

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