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Neal Bascomb

The Nazi Hunters

Nonfiction | Book | YA | Published in 2013

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The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi

  • Genre: Nonfiction; young adult history
  • Originally Published: 2013
  • Reading Level/Interest: Lexile 1000L; grades 7-9
  • Structure/Length: 16 chapters, epilogue; approx. 272 pages; approx. 5 hours, 29 minutes on audio
  • Central Concern: At the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann, the head of the Nazis’ Final Solution, disappeared. The Nazi Hunters tells the story of the elite team of spies that hunted and captured him in Argentina and then smuggled him to Israel to stand trial, bringing the atrocities of the Holocaust to light for the public.
  • Potential Sensitivity Issues: The Holocaust; genocide; Nazi atrocities against Jewish people

Neal Bascomb, Author

  • Bio: Born in 1971; American journalist and author known for writing books on popular history; graduated from Miami University with a BA in Economics and English Literature; worked as a journalist in London, Paris, and Dublin; editor for St. Martin’s Press
  • Other Works: Higher: A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City (2003); Red Mutiny: Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin (2007); The New Cool: A Visionary Teacher, His FIRST Robotics Team, and the Ultimate Battle of Smarts (2011); The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler’s Atomic Bomb (2016); The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War (2018)
  • Awards: Sydney Taylor Book Award (2014); YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award (2014)