Hunting Eichmann by Neal Bascomb
How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi

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Hunting Eichmann is the first complete narrative of a relentless and harrowing international manhunt.

When the Allies stormed Berlin in the last days of the Third Reich, Adolf Eichmann shed his SS uniform and vanished. Following his escape from two American POW camps, his retreat into the mountains and out of Europe, and his path to an anonymous life in Buenos Aires, his pursuers are a bulldog West German prosecutor, a blind Argentinean Jew and his beautiful daughter, and a budding, ragtag spy agency called the Mossad, whose operatives have their own scores to settle (and whose rare surveillance photographs are published here for the first time). The capture of Eichmann and the efforts by Israeli agents to secret him out of Argentina to stand trial is the stunning conclusion to this thrilling historical account, told with the kind of pulse-pounding detail that rivals anything you'd find in great spy fiction. 

 

About Neal Bascomb

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NEAL BASCOMB is the critically acclaimed author of The Perfect Mile, a New York Times bestseller, Higher: A Historic Race to the Sky, and Red Mutiny: Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin, which won the U.S. Maritime Literature Award in 2007. A former editor and journalist, he has appeared in documentaries on A&E and the History Channel.
 
Published April 20, 2010 by Mariner Books. 409 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Travel. Non-fiction

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Step-by-step account of the 15-year pursuit of the Holocaust's leading bureaucrat.

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Book Reporter

capture, trial and execution of Eichmann, the Nazi officer charged.

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The Washington Post

... Neal Bascomb recounts the hunt for Germany's most notorious and elusive war
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The Washington Post

Eichmann, an undistinguished petty bureaucrat, had so impressed his SS and Gestapo superiors with his "hate-fueled fanaticism" toward Jews that the officers more or less turned over their "Jewish department" to him.

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San Francisco Chronicle

And if Bascomb's Eichmann is not quite the nuanced conundrum that Hannah Arendt sketched in "Eichmann in Jerusalem," the author is nevertheless quite good on the way the captive's piteous helplessness - his trembling hands, his quick capitulation - perplexed and disgusted his captors.

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World War II Database

Full Title: Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi.

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UT San Diego

Israel's leadership felt that not only couldn't the Argentines be relied upon to apprehend Eichmann, but any involvement on their part would result in Eichmann being tipped off in time to vanish for good.

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