Books by Neal Bascomb

Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Expertly narrated, with just the right level of detail and drama."
Fast-paced account of a forgotten episode of World War I history. Read full book review >
THE GRAND ESCAPE by Neal Bascomb
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A fine escapade related with proper drama and likely to be news even to well-read young historians. (maps, sources, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
Allied prisoners of war stage a series of intrepid escapes from German captors in this young readers' version of a true story from World War I. Read full book review >
SABOTAGE by Neal Bascomb
Released: May 31, 2016

"A rich, well-paced narrative. (bibliography, source note, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
An isolated factory in Nazi-occupied Norway is an important link in a plan to deliver a nuclear weapon for Hitler until Norwegian resistance fighters embark on a dangerous mission to stop it. Read full book review >
Released: May 3, 2016

"Featuring excellent characterization and exquisite detail concerning a theater of the war (Norway) not well-mined, this will make a terrific addition to World War II collections."
An exciting, thorough account of how Norwegian resistance, with help from the British, scuttled Nazi attempts to build an atomic program. Read full book review >
Released: March 10, 2015

"An emotion- and action-packed story of the author's tenacious, dogged pursuit of his goals."
The story of one man's ability to rise above his physical disability to achieve his dreams. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"It's nonfiction as thriller in its recounting of the actions of a midlevel, monstrous clerk and the work of a few dedicated people in delivering him to justice. (author's note, bibliography, notes, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Adolf Eichmann was among the Gestapo war criminals who managed to escape from Europe and establish new lives in Argentina. The search for him involved an international group of Nazi hunters who left no stone unturned to determine where and how he had fled, find him and bring him to justice. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2011

"A nail-biting thrill ride for techies and armchair engineers."
Imagination, ambition and technology collide at an annual high-school robot-building competition. Read full book review >
Released: May 22, 2007

"History at its best: readable, dramatic and propelled by unforgettable principals."
Desperate sailors take over the Russian Navy's premier battleship, hoping to use their mutiny as a catalyst for revolution and the overthrow of Nicholas II. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 21, 2003

"Despite occasionally clumsy exposition, Higher goes a long way toward doing justice to its fascinating subject."
Bascomb debuts with a lively account of how three great New York City skyscrapers were built at the end of the Roaring Twenties. Read full book review >

"Absorbing and appalling, with some grim satisfaction provided by a stark depiction of the unrepentant Eichmann's execution."
Step-by-step account of the 15-year pursuit of the Holocaust's leading bureaucrat. Read full book review >