Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi
When the Allies stormed Berlin in 1945, Adolf Eichmann, the operational manager of the Final Solution, shed his SS uniform and vanished. Bringing him to justice would require a harrowing fifteen-year chase stretching from war-ravaged Europe to the shores of Argentina. Hunting Eichmann follows the... show more
When the Allies stormed Berlin in 1945, Adolf Eichmann, the operational manager of the Final Solution, shed his SS uniform and vanished. Bringing him to justice would require a harrowing fifteen-year chase stretching from war-ravaged Europe to the shores of Argentina. Hunting Eichmann follows the Nazi as he escapes two American POW camps, hides out in the mountains, slips out of Europe on the ratlines, and builds an anonymous life in Buenos Aires.Meanwhile, concentration camp survivor Simon Wiesenthal’s persistent search for the monster gradually evolves into an international manhunt that involves the Mossad, whose operatives have their own scores to settle. Presented in a pulse-pounding, hour-by-hour account, the capture of Eichmann and efforts by Israeli agents to smuggle him out of Argentina to stand trial bring the narrative to a stunning conclusion. Based on groundbreaking new information and interviews, recently declassified documents, and meticulous research, Hunting Eichmann is an authoritative, finely nuanced history that offers the intrigue of a detective story and the thrill of great spy fiction.
Publish date: March 11th 2009
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 390
Edition language: English
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bookshelves: autumn-2011, fraudio, nonfiction, nazi-related, published-2009 Read from August 31 to September 02, 2011 Neal Bascomb did a fantastic job here; we were crowded around the speakers biting our knuckles When the Allies stormed Berlin in the last days of the Third Reich, Adolf Eichmann...
Considering I knew the outcome, this beautifully written book read like a thriller; gripping, horrifying and ultimately satisfying. Thanks Bettie
Neal Bascomb did a fantastic job here; we were crowded around the speakers biting our knuckles
This book told the story of how the Israelis captured Eichmann. Although it is a historical book, it is captivating and reads like a novel. I was confronted by a deep, profound evil in the person of Eichmann. The first part of the book describes the horrors of the Holocaust, and one is reminded t...
Hunting Eichmann is an edge of the seat tense adventure story, and made all the more exciting when you realize that this is a true account of the life and eventual death of a notorious nazi killer. There is no more greater satisfaction than seeing someone of great evil being made to pay for his crim...