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Neal Bascomb

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Neal Bascomb is a national award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of a number of books, all non-fiction narratives, all focused on inspiring stories of adventure or achievement. His work has been translated into over 18 languages, featured in several documentaries, and optioned for major film and television projects.

Born in Colorado and raised in St. Louis, he is the product of public school and lots of time playing hockey. He earned a double degree in Economics and English Literature at Miami University (Ohio), lived in Europe for several years as a journalist (London, Dublin, and Paris), and worked as an editor at St. Martin’s Press (New York). In 2000, he started writing books full time.

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Neal Bascomb THE GRAND ESCAPE - the true story of Royal Flying Corp pilots in WWI who are shot down and become inveterate escape artists. The Germans finally place…moreTHE GRAND ESCAPE - the true story of Royal Flying Corp pilots in WWI who are shot down and become inveterate escape artists. The Germans finally place them in their version of Alcatraz, and these pilots succeed in staging the greatest breakout of the war. These early pilots were daredevils extraordinaires, and they make for fascinating research.(less)
Neal Bascomb Thanks Alex. Love talking about Winter Fortress and some early nice reviews. Hoping for some word-of-mouth love--as you know, an author's big friend!…moreThanks Alex. Love talking about Winter Fortress and some early nice reviews. Hoping for some word-of-mouth love--as you know, an author's big friend!(less)
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“A man who sets out to become an artist at the mile is something like a man who sets out to discover the most graceful method of being hanged. No matter how logical his plans, he can not carry them out without physical suffering.”
Neal Bascomb, The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It

“Finally, Rønneberg, the leader of Gunnerside and the last surviving saboteur, who was ninety-six years old in 2016, often spoke eloquently about why he braved the North Sea to be trained in Britain and why he then returned, twice, by parachute, to Norway. “You have to fight for your freedom,” he said. “And for peace. You have to fight for it every day, to keep it. It’s like a glass boat; it’s easy to break. It’s easy to lose.”
Neal Bascomb, The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb

“We will bring Adolf Eichmann to Jerusalem,” Harel said, striking the table, “and perhaps the world will be reminded of its responsibilities. It will be recognized that, as a people, we never forgot. Our memory reaches back through recorded history. The memory book lies open, and the hand still writes.”
Neal Bascomb, Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi

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