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The winter fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb

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"Riveting and poignant . . . The Winter Fortress metamorphoses from engrossing history into a smashing thriller . . . Mr. Bascomb's research and, especially, his storytelling skills are first-rate."—The Wall Street Journal
"Weaving together his typically intense research and a riveting narrative, Neal Bascomb's The Winter Fortress is a spellbinding piece of historical writing." — Martin Dugard, author of Into Africa and co-author of the Killing series

In 1942, the Nazis were racing to complete the first atomic bomb. All they needed was a single, incredibly rare ingredient: heavy water, which was produced solely at Norway's Vemork plant. Under threat of death, Vemork's engineers pushed production into overdrive. If the Allies could not destroy the plant, they feared the Nazis would soon be in possession of the most dangerous weapon the world had ever seen. But how would the Allied forces reach the castle fortress, set on a precipitous gorge in one of the coldest, most inhospitable places on earth?
Based on a trove of top-secret documents and never-before-seen diaries and letters of the saboteurs, The Winter Fortress is an arresting chronicle of a brilliant scientist, a band of spies on skis, perilous survival in the wild, Gestapo manhunts, and a last-minute operation that would alter the course of the war.

"A taut and peerlessly told adventure story full of thrills, derring-do and heart-stopping tension." — Seattle Times

"Told with both historical and scientific accuracy . . . this book has rocketed into my pantheon of the top suspense-filled stories about [World War II], along with The 900 Days and The Colditz Story." — Ethan Siegel, Forbes

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subject_facetAtomic bomb -- Germany -- History
Sabotage -- Norway -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Commando operations -- Norway
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Technology
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Norway
title_displayThe winter fortress : the epic mission to sabotage Hitler's atomic bomb
title_fullThe Winter Fortress The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb
The winter fortress : the epic mission to sabotage Hitler's atomic bomb / Neal Bascomb
title_shortThe winter fortress
title_subThe Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb
topic_facetAtomic bomb
Commando operations
History
Military
Nonfiction
Sabotage
Technology
Underground movements
World War, 1939-1945