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Bascomb, Neal

Overview
Works: 40 works in 180 publications in 8 languages and 13,422 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Autobiographies  Children's audiobooks  Records (Sports) 
Roles: Author, Redactor
Classifications: DD247.E5, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Neal Bascomb
The perfect mile : three athletes, one goal, and less than four minutes to achieve it by Neal Bascomb( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There was a time when running the mile in four minutes was believed to be entirely beyond the limits of human foot speed. And in all of sport it was the elusive holy grail. In 1952, after suffering defeat at the Helsinki Olympics, three world-class runners set out individually to break this formidable barrier. Roger Bannister was a young English medical student who epitomized the ideal of the amateur-still driven not just by winning but by the nobility of the pursuit. John Landy was the privileged son of a genteel Australian family, who as a boy preferred butterfly collecting to running but who trained relentlessly in an almost spiritual attempt to shape his mind and body to this singular task. Then there was West Santee, the swaggering American, a Kansas farm boy and natural athlete who believed he was just plain better than everybody else. Santee was the first to throw down the gauntlet in what would become a three-way race of body, heart, and soul. Each young man endured thousands of hours of training, bore the weight of his nation's expectations on his shoulders, and still dared to push to the very limit. Their collective quest captivated the world and stole headlines from the Korean War, the atomic race, and such legendary figures as Edmund Hillary, Willie Mays, Native Dancer, and Ben Hogan. Who would be the first to achieve the unachievable? And who among them would be the best when they raced head to head? In the answer came the perfect mile. In the tradition of Seabiscuit and Chariots of Fire, Neal Bascomb delivers a breathtaking story of unlikely heroes and leaves us with a lasting portrait of the twilight years of the golden age of sport
The Nazi hunters by Neal Bascomb( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts how, sixteen years after the end of World War II, a team of undercover Israeli agents captured the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, in a remote area of Argentina and brought him to trial in Israel for crimes committed during the Holocaust
Hunting Eichmann : how a band of survivors and a young spy agency chased down the world's most notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb( Book )

35 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Allies stormed Berlin in 1945, Adolf Eichmann, the operational manager of the Final Solution, shed his SS uniform and vanished. Bringing him to justice would require a harrowing fifteen-year chase stretching from war-ravaged Europe to the shores of Argentina. Hunting Eichmann follows the Nazi as he escapes two American POW camps, hides out in the mountains, slips out of Europe on the ratlines, and builds an anonymous life in Buenos Aires. Meanwhile, concentration camp survivor Simon Wiesenthal's persistent search for the monster gradually evolves into an international manhunt that involves the Mossad, whose operatives have their own scores to settle. Presented in a pulse-pounding, hour-by-hour account, the capture of Eichmann and efforts by Israeli agents to smuggle him out of Argentina to stand trial bring the narrative to a stunning conclusion. Based on groundbreaking new information and interviews, recently declassified documents, and meticulous research, Hunting Eichmann is an authoritative, finely nuanced history that offers the intrigue of a detective story and the thrill of great spy fiction. --Product Description
The winter fortress : the epic mission to sabotage Hitler's atomic bomb by Neal Bascomb( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Danish and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1942 and the Nazis are racing to be the first to build a weapon unlike any known before. They have the physicists, they have the uranium, and now all their plans depend on amassing a single ingredient: heavy water, which is produced in Norway's Vemork, the lone plant in all the world that makes this rare substance. Under threat of death, Vemork's engineers push production into overdrive. For the Allies, the plant must be destroyed. But how would they reach the castle fortress set on a precipitous gorge in one of the coldest, most inhospitable places on Earth? Enter Leif Tronstad, a brilliant Norwegian scientist who narrowly escaped his country to bring word to the Allies of the plant's importance--and how to infiltrate it. Together with the British Special Operations Executive ("the Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare"), Tronstad recruits a disparate band of patriots and plans a mission that many believe impossible. Based on a trove of top secret documents and never-before-seen diaries and letters of the saboteurs, this is an arresting chronicle of a brilliant scientist, a band of spies on skis, perilous survival in the wild, sacrifice for one's country, Gestapo manhunts, soul-crushing setbacks, and a last-minute operation that would end any chance Hitler could obtain the atomic bomb.--Dust jacket
Red mutiny : eleven fateful days on the battleship Potemkin by Neal Bascomb( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bascomb tells the story of the legendary uprising aboard the Russian battleship Potemkin in 1905. After they are served rancid meat, 600 sailors rebel. Their violent struggle against oppression and hopelessness comes to symbolize the core ideals of the Russian Revolution
The perfect mile : three athletes, one goal, and less than four minutes to achieve it by Neal Bascomb( )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They said no human could ever run a mile in less than four minutes. In 1952, three amazing athletes begged to differ. This is their extraordinary tale.--
Red mutiny : eleven fateful days on the battleship Potemkin by Neal Bascomb( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1905, after being served rancid meat, more than 600 Russian Navy sailors mutinied against their officers aboard the most powerful battleship in the world. Theirs was a life of hard labor and bitter oppression, similar in its hopelessness and injustice to most of the working class in Russia at the time. Certainly their rebellion came as no surprise. Still, against any reasonable odds of success, the sailors-turned-revolutionaries risked their lives to take control of the ship and raise the red flag of revolution. What followed was a violent port-to-port chase that spanned eleven harrowing days and came to symbolize the Russian Revolution itself. Bascomb's narrative alternates between the opulent court of Nicholas II and the razor's-edge tension aboard the Potemkin, a tale threaded with epic naval battles, heroic sacrifices, treachery, bloodlust, and a rallying cry to freedom that would steer the course of the twentieth century.--From publisher description
Higher : [a historic race to the sky and the making of a city] by Neal Bascomb( )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the 1929 race to build New York City's tallest skyscraper
The new cool : a visionary teacher, his FIRST robotics team, and the ultimate battle of smarts by Neal Bascomb( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: That Monday afternoon, in high-school gyms across America, kids were battling for the only glory American culture seems to want to dispense to the young these days: sports glory. But at Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, California, in a gear-cluttered classroom, a different type of "cool" was brewing. A physics teacher with a dream-the first public high-school teacher ever to win a MacArthur Genius Award -- had rounded up a band of high-I.Q students who wanted to put their technical know-how to work. If you asked these brainiacs what the stakes were that first week of their project, they'd have told you it was all about winning a robotics competition-building the ultimate robot and prevailing in a machine-to-machine contest in front of 25,000 screaming fans at Atlanta's Georgia Dome. But for their mentor, Amir Abo-Shaeer, much more hung in the balance. The fact was, Amir had in mind a different vision for education, one based not on rote learning -- on absorbing facts and figures -- but on active creation. In his mind's eye, he saw an even more robust academy within Dos Pueblos that would make science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) cool again, and he knew he was poised on the edge of making that dream a reality. All he needed to get the necessary funding was one flashy win-a triumph that would firmly put his Engineering Academy at Dos Pueblos on the map. He imagined that one day there would be a nation filled with such academies, and a new popular veneration for STEM-a "new cool"--That would return America to its former innovative glory. It was a dream shared by Dean Kamen, a modern-day inventing wizard-often-called "the Edison of his time"-who'd concocted the very same FIRST Robotics Competition that had lured the kids at Dos Pueblos. Kamen had created FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) nearly twenty years prior. And now, with a participant alumni base approaching a million strong, he felt that awareness was about to hit critical mass. But before the Dos Pueblos D'Penguineers could do their part in bringing a new cool to America, they'd have to vanquish an intimidating lineup of "super-teams"-high-school technology goliaths that hailed from engineering hot spots such as Silicon Valley, Massachusetts' Route 128 technology corridor, and Michigan's auto-design belt. Some of these teams were so good that winning wasn't just hoped for every year, it was expected. In The New Cool, Neal Bascomb manages to make even those who know little about-or are vaguely suspicious of-technology care passionately about a team of kids questing after a different kind of glory. In these kids' heartaches and headaches-and yes, high-five triumphs -- we glimpse the path not just to a new way of educating our youth but of honoring the crucial skills a society needs to prosper. A new cool
Hunting Eichmann : how a band of survivors and a young spy agency chased down the world's most notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on extensive interviews and previously classified details, Bascomb offers a compelling account of the relentless hunt for the nefarious Adolf Eichmann
Higher : a historic race to the sky and the making of a city by Neal Bascomb( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the competitive constructions of the Chrysler Building, the Manhattan Company Building, and the Empire State Building describes the fierce rivalries of their architects and the individuals who supported or thwarted their efforts
Sabotage : the mission to destroy Hitler's atomic bomb by Neal Bascomb( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. But after a British operation fails to stop the Nazis' deadly designs, the task falls to a band of young Norwegian commandos. Armed with little more than skis, explosives, and great courage, they will survive months in the snowy wilderness, elude a huge manhunt, and execute two dangerous missions. The result? The greatest act of sabotage in all of World War II
One more step : my story of living with cerebral palsy, climbing Kilimanjaro, and surviving the hardest race on earth by Bonner Paddock( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ln 2008, Bonner Paddock summited Mount Kilimanjaro. Four years later, he earned the triathlete title Kona Ironman. Thousands have done each individually; Bonner is the first person with cerebral palsy to do both. Bonner grew up just wanting to be ordinary. Despite his skinny legs and habit of tripping over nothing, he fought to keep up with his athletic older brothers and did everything he could to feel like a regular kid, even when it became clear he wasn't. After being diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age eleven, Bonner didn't let it limit him---instead he simply ignored its existence. For the next eighteen years, he guarded the truth about his health, building a normal life and keeping his secret from everyone. But the sudden death of a friend's young son Jake, who also suffered from cerebral palsy, forced Bonner to reevaluate who he was. No longer content striving for normal, he began to pursue one breathtaking experience after another in Jake's memory and, in the process, raising international awareness about cerebral palsy. Embracing his weaknesses to understand his strengths, he pursued the ultimate adventure: the Ironman in Kona, Hawaii, a race regarded by many as the hardest on earth. Along the way he forged a renewed bond with his family and launched a foundation to help disabled children in Africa and at home. This is a story of perseverance that demonstrates how our lives are not defined by limits, but by the moments and lessons that push us past them.--Adapted from book jacket
Hunting Eichmann : chasing down the world's most notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written using archival research and interviews with those involved, this is the story of the most dramatic and significant of all Nazi man-hunts: the global hunt and capture, in 1960, of Adolf Eichmann, operational manager of the gas-chamber genocides
The perfect mile by Neal Bascomb( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sabotage : the mission to destroy Hitler's atomic bomb by Neal Bascomb( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Allies discover the plans for the bomb, they agree Vemork must be destroyed. After a British operation fails to stop the Nazis' deadly designs, the task falls to a band of young Norwegian commandos. Armed with little more than skis, explosives, and great courage, they will survive months in the snowy wilderness, elude a huge manhunt, and execute two dangerous missions. The result? The greatest act of sabotage in all of World War II
Red mutiny : mutiny, revolution and revenge on the battleship Potemkin by Neal Bascomb( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Efter åbningen af de russiske flådearkiver er det lykkedes Neal Bascomb at udarbejde en revideret redegørelse om mytteriet på slagskibet" Potemkin" i 1905. Besætningen, der var blevet mere end ydmygende behandlet og havde rædselsfulde levevilkår, dræbte chefen og overtog i 11 dage kommandoen på skibet, som sejlede til flere havne, hvor mytteristerne ansporede til yderligere oprør. Forfatteren tegner et levende portræt af de mænd, der stod i centrum af begivenhederne, fra sadistiske officerer til forhærdede revolutionære. Zar Nicolai II og Lenins roller beskrives og de 12 år senere revolutionære begivenheder perspektiveres
The Nazi hunters : how a team of spies and survivors captured the world's most notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spy mission, a Holocaust tale, and a first class work of nonfiction. In 1945, at the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann, the head of operations for the 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 and smuggled him to Israel, resulting in one of the century's most important trials, one that cemented the Holocaust in the public imagination
The new cool : a visionary teacher, his FIRST robotics team, and the ultimate battle of smarts by Neal Bascomb( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of MacArthur genius award-winning physics teacher Amir Abo-Shaeer from Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, California, who envisioned a robust academy for high I.Q. students who wanted to put their technical know-how to work
Higher : a historical race to the sky and the making of a city by Neal Bascomb( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true account of the 1929 race to build New York City's tallest skyscraper evokes the glory of an exciting time long past
 
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Hunting Eichmann : how a band of survivors and a young spy agency chased down the world's most notorious Nazi
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Bascomb Neil 1971-....

Neal Bascomb Amerikaans journalist

ニール・バスコム

バスコム, ニール

Languages
English (122)

Polish (8)

French (7)

Danish (4)

Japanese (4)

Hebrew (2)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)

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Hunting Eichmann : how a band of survivors and a young spy agency chased down the world's most notorious NaziRed mutiny : eleven fateful days on the battleship PotemkinThe perfect mile : three athletes, one goal, and less than four minutes to achieve itRed mutiny : eleven fateful days on the battleship PotemkinThe new cool : a visionary teacher, his FIRST robotics team, and the ultimate battle of smartsHunting Eichmann : how a band of survivors and a young spy agency chased down the world's most notorious NaziHigher : a historic race to the sky and the making of a cityHunting Eichmann : chasing down the world's most notorious Nazi