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Bascomb, Neal

Overview
Works: 41 works in 136 publications in 3 languages and 10,465 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Records (Sports) 
Roles: Redactor
Classifications: DD247.E5, B
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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 )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,944 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
Hunting Eichmann : how a band of survivors and a young spy agency chased down the world's most notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb ( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the Allies stormed Berlin in the last days of the Third Reich, 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 is the first complete narrative of this story, based on newly declassified documents and meticulous new research. Alternating from Eichmann on the run to his pursuers closing in on his trail, Hunting Eichmann follows the Nazi as he escapes two American POW camps, hides 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 includes a bulldog West German prosecutor, a blind Argentinean Jew and his beautiful daughter, and a budding, ragtag spy agency called the Mossad, whose operatives have their own personal vendetta to settle. Presented in an hour-by-hour account, the capture of Eichmann and efforts by Israeli agents to smuggle him out of Argentina for one of the twentieth century's most important trials bring the narrative to a stunning conclusion. - Publisher
Red mutiny : eleven fateful days on the battleship Potemkin by Neal Bascomb ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 900 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
The perfect mile three athletes, one goal, and less than four minutes to achieve it by Neal Bascomb ( )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 897 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
Higher [a historic race to the sky and the making of a city] by Neal Bascomb ( )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 855 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 )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 786 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
Red mutiny eleven fateful days on the battleship Potemkin by Neal Bascomb ( )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 726 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 Nazi hunters : how a team of spies and survivors captured the world's most notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 709 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
Higher : a historic race to the sky and the making of a city by Neal Bascomb ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 661 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
Hunting Eichmann how a band of survivors and a young spy agency chased down the world's most notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb ( )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 622 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
Red mutiny eleven fateful days on the battleship Potemkin by Neal Bascomb ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 324 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
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 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hunting Eichmann [how a band of survivors and a young spy agency chased down the world's most notorious Nazi] by Neal Bascomb ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 149 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
Red mutiny : mutiny, revolution and revenge on the battleship Potemkin by Neal Bascomb ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Operatie Eichmann : de jacht op de meest gezochte Nazi by Neal Bascomb ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verhandeling over de jacht van de Mossad op de naar Argentinië gevluchte oorlogsmisdadiger Adolf Eichmann
The perfect mile : the race to break the four minute mile by Neal Bascomb ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La traque d'Eichmann by Neal Bascomb ( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Récit de la traque d'Adolf Eichmann, haut dignitaire nazi et maître d'oeuvre de la solution finale, par des rescapés et des jeunes agents du Mossad. Après avoir passé quinze années à fuir à travers trois continents, il est finalement arrêté à Buenos Aires. Son procès a lieu en 1961 à Jérusalem, à l'issue duquel il est condamné à mort et exécuté
The new cool a visionary teacher, his FIRST robotics team, and the ultimate battle of smarts by Neal Bascomb ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 18 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
Red mutiny : the true story of the battleship Potemkin mutiny by Neal Bascomb ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Nazi hunters by Neal Bascomb ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the adult bestseller "Hunting Eichmann" and illustrated with powerful photos throughout, this account of the search for a Nazi criminal led by Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal is a can't-miss work of narrative nonfiction
 
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Bascomb Neil 1971-....
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English (98)
French (6)
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