The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler’s Atomic Bomb

By | November 25, 2017
The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb Author Neal Bascomb
ISBN-10 0544947290
ISBN-13 9780544947290
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 416
Language English
Publisher Mariner Books
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Riveting and poignant The Winter Fortress metamorphoses from engrossing history into a smashing thriller Mr Bascombs research and especially his storytelling skills are first rate The Wall Street Journal Weaving together his typically intense research and a riveting narrative Neal Bascombs 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 Norways Vemork plant Under threat of death Vemorks 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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