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Neal Bascomb


Neal Bascomb

Neal Bascomb was born in Denver, CO 1971. He was raised in St. Louis, MO. Product of public schools and many hours on the ice rink playing hockey. He graduated from Miami University (Oxford, OH). Phi Beta Kappa with a dual degree in Economics and English Literature.

Bascomb worked first as a journalist in London and Dublin. Moved to New York where he became an editor at St. Martin's Press, followed by another stint overseas as a columnist for a Parisian magazine. He turned to writing books full-time in 2000.

He published four books in the years since. With his first HIGHER, Bascomb was chosen as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writer. His second PERFECT MILE ranked on a number of national bestseller and best-book-of-the-year lists. His third RED MUTINY won critical acclaim and was awarded the United States Maritime Literature Award. His fourth HUNTING EICHMANN was a national and international bestseller.

Bascomb's books have been optioned for film, featured in several documentaries, and been translated in over ten languages. He has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times.

He lives in Philadelphia, PA with his wife and two daughters.

Neal Bascomb

Books by Neal Bascomb

by Neal Bascomb - Education, History, Military, Nonfiction, Young Adult 13+

At the height of World War I, as battles raged in the trenches and in the air, another struggle for survival was being waged in the most notorious POW camp in all of Germany: Holzminden. A land-locked Alcatraz of sorts, it was home to the most troublesome Allied prisoners ---and the most talented at escape. Illustrated with incredible photographs, THE GRAND ESCAPE tells the remarkable tale of a band of pilots who, 100 years ago, pulled off an ingenious plan and made it out of enemy territory in the biggest breakout of WWI, inspiring their countrymen in the darkest hours of the war.

by Neal Bascomb - Historical Thriller

In 1945, at the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann, the head of operations for the Nazis' Final Solution, walked into the mountains of Germany and vanished from view. Sixteen years later, an elite team of spies captured him at a bus stop in Argentina. THE NAZI HUNTERS is the thrilling and fascinating story of what happened between these two events.

by Neal Bascomb - Education, History, Military, Reference, Young Adult 12+
Neal Bascomb delivers another nail-biting work of nonfiction in this incredible true story of spies, survival and the greatest act of sabotage in all of World War II. The invasion begins at night, with German cruisers slipping into harbor, and soon the Nazis occupy all of Norway. They station soldiers throughout the country. They institute martial rule. And at Vemork, an industrial fortress high above a dizzying gorge, they gain access to an essential ingredient for the weapon that could end World War II: Hitler s very own nuclear bomb. When the Allies discover the plans for the bomb, they agree Vemork must be destroyed.