Neal Bascomb

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Neal Bascomb
Born (1971-04-01) 1 April 1971 (age 44)
Denver, Colorado
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Alma mater Miami University (B.A.)
Genre Non-fiction, Popular history, Popular science
Subject 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.


Title Year Published Summary Notes
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[1][2]


  1. ^ "Forthcoming Books". Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
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