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Dewey's Readers: Non-fiction that reads like fiction

The Winter Fortress by Neal Bascomb - 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, the Nazis would soon be in possession of the most dangerous weapon the world had ever seen. But how would they reach the castle fortress, set on a precipitous gorge in one of the coldest, most inhospitable places on earth?   

Dewey's Readers: Non-fiction that reads like fiction

 

Lab Girl by Hope Johren - An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world.

Jahren’s probing look at plants, her astonishing tenacity of spirit, and her acute insights on nature enliven every page of this extraordinary book. Lab Girl opens your eyes to the beautiful, sophisticated mechanisms within every leaf, blade of grass, and flower petal. Here is an 

Dewey's Readers: Non-fiction that reads like fiction

Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery -This book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus—a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature—and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. By turns funny, entertaining, touching, and profound, The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about the meeting of two very different minds.– Amazon.com

Dewey's Readers: Non-fiction that reads like fiction

In the chaotic last days of the war, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes an astonishing find, his briefcase is empty but for the photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines. 

Hitler has stockpiled the world’s finest purebreds in order to breed the perfect military machine—an equine master race. But with the starving Russian army closing in, the animals are in imminent danger of being slaughtered for food.

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