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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?   


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