The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Naziby Neal Bascomb
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In 1945, at the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann, the head of operations for the Nazis' 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 NAZI HUNTERS is the thrilling and fascinating story of what happened between these two events. Survivor Simon Wiesenthal opened Eichmann's case; a blind Argentinean and his teenage daughter provided crucial information. Finally, the Israeli spies -- many of whom lost family in the Holocaust -- embarked on their daring mission, recounted here in full. Based on the adult bestseller HUNTING EICHMANN, which is now in development as a major film, and illustrated with powerful photos throughout, THE NAZI HUNTERS is a can't-miss work of narrative nonfiction for middle-grade and YA readers.
Praise for The Nazi Hunters:
Winner of the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award
Winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award for Teen Readers
"The Nazi Hunters is a fabulously exciting piece of history that teens should know about -- and now they will! Bascomb's detailed scenes allow readers to live through this true tale of courage and daring as if they were there." -- Deborah Heiligman, Printz Honor-winning author of Charles and Emma and Intentions
"I found The Nazi Hunters riveting, from its suspenseful search for Eichmann to the capture of the war criminal responsible for orchestrating the murder of eleven million people, including six million Jews. Neal Bascomb's book is incredibly well-researched and paced like an espionage thriller. The hunters' commitment to bringing Eichmann to justice is sure to captivate readers." -- Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Newbery Honor-winning author of Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow and The Boy Who Dared
"From cafés in Buenos Aires to the halls of the fledgling Israeli government, from false identities to secret drops, this story has all the hallmarks of a spy novel. Bascomb has a knack for turning complex detail into a suspenseful, heart-pounding narrative." -- School Library Journal
"Photographs are included throughout the text, adding not just to the evidence of Eichmann's guilt but to the reader's sense of being along on the mission." -- The Horn Book Magazine
"Tension rises from the pages, thanks to Bascomb's command of pacing, judicious use of quoted material, inclusion of archival photographs and strong descriptions." -- Kirkus Reviews
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Meet the Author
Neal Bascomb is the author of the New York Times bestselling books The Perfect Mile and Hunting Eichmann, as well as Higher, Red Mutiny, and The New Cool. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Please visit his website at www.nealbascomb.com and follow him on Twitter at @nealbascomb.
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I had never heard of Adolf Eichmann until I read this book. The Nazi Hunters was a fascinating account of a powerful Nazi, his attempt to hide from justice, and the team of men that risked everything to find him. Like most non-fiction, this book had a lot of people in it. I had a hard time keeping everyone straight in my head and remembering who was who. There were a couple of places where the excess of details almost killed the suspense, but only momentarily. Overall, I found the book to be highly interesting, educational, and gripping. I was literally sitting on the edge of my seat as the team sat on the side of the road waiting to grab Eichmann. There were a lot of things that I didn't know about until I read The Nazi Hunters. I didn't know that the Holocaust survivors didn't really talk about their experiences once the war ended. I didn't know that the anti-Jewish sentiment was still alive and strong, and that the threat of history repeating itself was very real. Eichmann's capture and public trial were crucial to bringing to light the horrors of the holocaust and educating the public—especially the younger generation. Verdict: Fantastic read for anyone! Content: Descriptions of crimes against the Jewish people.
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This is great book for WWII.
Dont name your kid Jack in London ( 2 serial killers) Dont name your kid Adolf in Germany, or anywhere else really Dont name your kid fanny if your last name is butts Dont name your kid Bob unless you want a lame named kid Dont name your kid Great Oogly Moogly unless you want to sound idiotic everytime you talk to them.
I just got the sample and i am alredy hooked. i can eait to read more. If u like books like this u shoould bye it and read it.
This book sounds great! I cant wait to read it!