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

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

by Neal Bascomb

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Overview

A thrilling spy mission, a moving Holocaust story, and a first-class work of narrative nonfiction.

This Sydney Taylor Book Award- and YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award-winning story of Eichmann's capture is now a major motion picture starring Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley, Operation Finale!

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.

This is the thrilling and fascinating story of what happened between these two events. Illustrated with powerful photos throughout, impeccably researched, and told with powerful precision, THE NAZI HUNTERS is a can't-miss work of narrative nonfiction for middle-grade and YA readers.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545431002
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/24/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 45,273
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

  • Neal Bascomb is the author of The Nazi Hunters, winner of the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award, among numerous other awards. School Library Journal called his second young adult book, Sabotage, "excellent" in a starred review and The Grand Escape a "fantastic pick for avid history readers" also in a starred review. In addition, he is the author of six nonfiction books for adults on subjects ranging from a 1905 Russian submarine mutiny to a contemporary high school robotics team. The Perfect Mile, Winter Fortress, and Hunting Eichmann went on to be New York Times and international bestsellers. His book The Racers was named a BCCB Blue Ribbon Book and a starred review from School Library Journal called The Racers "Highly Recommended." Neal lives in Philadelphia with his family and rascal dog, Moses. Please visit his website at nealbascomb.com and follow him on Facebook @nealrbascomb.

Read an Excerpt

From THE NAZI HUNTERS:His hands numb from the cold and rain, Malkin held the binoculars up to his face. He saw a bus approach down Route 202. It stopped at the kiosk, and a man in a trench coat and hat got off.“That's him,” Shalom whispered.The sight of the lone figure walking through the driving rain burned in Malkin's mind: This was the man he had come to Argentina to capture.

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