Search Results: "Neal Bascomb"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
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 >

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SABOTAGE by Neal Bascomb
YOUNG ADULT
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 >

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NON-FICTION
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 >

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NON-FICTION
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 >

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NON-FICTION
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 >

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NON-FICTION
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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

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THE TREE by Neal Layton
by Neal Layton, illustrated by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A feather-light tribute to finding common ground—or make that common air space. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A tree in a deep rural clearing proves to be a small village in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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GO WILD WITH... DESIGNS by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Overall, this colorful concept connects the right dots for a toddler audience. (Board book. 1-3)"
Single-word labels highlight a creative range of designs. Read full book review >

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THE MAMMOTH ACADEMY by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"The decision by Oscar's new friend Fox to go unwashed as long as possible leads to all sorts of stinky humor that fits right in to this second-tier series opener. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Scribbly illustrations dominating nearly every spread, Layton's latest plunks fledgling readers down amidst a student body of typical types who—atypically—happen to be mammoths, saber toothed tigers, ground sloths, cave bears and other early mammals. Read full book review >

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NIGHT RIDE HOME by Barbara Esstman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"One of those reassuring it's never-too-late-to-live-and-love- stories that will resonate with aging boomers and 40-plus romantics. (First printing of 75,000; $75,000 ad/promo)"
Youthful passions still burn strong as Esstman (The Other Anna, not reviewed), in a second novel that tries hard to tug the heartstrings but only occasionally succeeds, profiles a woman who finds the courage to reclaim her life after losing her son. Read full book review >