1 April 1971 |
|Alma mater||Miami University (B.A.)|
|Genres||Non-fiction, Popular history, Popular science|
|Subjects||Narrative, History, Science|
Neal Bascomb (born 1971) is an American journalist and author. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Miami University with a B.A. in Economics and English Literature . After graduation, he worked as a journalist in London, Paris, and Dublin. He was an editor for St. Martin's Press, and in 2000, he began writing books full-time. His books have ranked on a number of bestseller lists, been optioned for film, and been published in over 15 countries. He has contributed to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times.
He currently lives in Philadelphia.
|Higher: A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City||2004||The race between the Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, and 40 Wall Street, to claim the title of the world's tallest building during the Roaring Twenties||Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writer Pick|
|The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It||2005||The story of Roger Bannister, Wes Santee, and John Landy battling to be the first runner to break the four-minute mile||New York Times Bestseller|
|Red Mutiny: Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin||2007||Details the events of the Battleship Potemkin uprising||United States Maritime Literature Award|
|Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi||2009||Depicts the search for and capture of Adolf Eichmann||National Bestseller|
|The New Cool: A Visionary Teacher, His FIRST Robotics Team, and the Ultimate Battle of Smarts||2011||Bascomb follows the FIRST robotics team from Dos Pueblos High School and details their experience; see D'Penguineers||Optioned by film producer Scott Rudin|
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