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Norway House is excited to host Neal Bascomb on May 9th at 6 PM for a reading of his book, Winter Fortress.

Neal Bascomb is the national award-winning and New York Times best-selling author of Hunting Eichmann, The Perfect Mile, Higher, and Red Mutiny, among others. His books have won several national awards and been published in over twenty countries. A former international journalist, he is a widely recognized speaker on the subject of World War II.

In Winter Fortress, "Neal Bascomb brilliantly tells the extraordinary true story of arguably the most important and daring commando raid of World War II: how an amazing band of men on skis made sure Hitler never got to drop the ultimate bomb." - Alex Kershaw, author of The Longest Winter.


It's 1942, and the Nazis are racing to be the first to build a weapon unlike any known before. They have the physicists, they have the uranium, and now all their plans depend on amassing a single ingredient: heavy water, which is produced in Norway's Venmork, the lone plant in all the world that makes this rare substance. Under threat of death, Venmork's engineers push production into overdrive.

For the Allies, the plant must be destroyed. But how would they reach the castle fortress set in 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, and a band of spies on skis, perilous survival in the wild,sacrifice for one's country, Gestapo manhunts, soul-crushing setbacks, and a last-minute operation that would end any chance Hitler could obtain the atomic bomb--and alter the course of the war.

Purchase the book at Ingebretsens.

May 9, 2016 6:00 PM

Norway House
913 E. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, 55404