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Neal Bascomb delivers another nail-biting work of nonfiction for young adults in this incredible true story of spies and survival.

The invasion begins at night, with German cruisers slipping into harbor, and soon the Nazis occupy all of Norway. They station soldiers throughout the country. They institute martial rule. And at Vemork, an industrial fortress high above a dizzying gorge, they gain access to an essential ingredient for the weapon that could end World War II: Hitler’s very own atomic bomb.

When the Allies discover the plans for the bomb, they agree Vemork must be destroyed. But after a British operation fails to stop the Nazis’ deadly designs, the task falls to a band of young Norwegian commandos. Armed with little more than skis, explosives, and great courage, they will survive months in the snowy wilderness, elude a huge manhunt, and execute two dangerous missions. The result? The greatest act of sabotage in all of World War II.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bascomb is a master of taking complicated histories and turning them into exciting works of nonfiction…This excellent treatise on a little-known episode of World War II is a first choice.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A riveting account…Bascomb’s detailed narrative builds tension through each attempt, narrow escape, and comeback….producing a gripping account of individual and collective heroic effort.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • "[The] dramatic first failure and the subsequent successful mission make for a harrowing tale. The impact of weather, near starvation, and communication difficulties contribute to page-turning tension…Bascomb successfully describes the story’s technical details…A rich, well-paced narrative.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Bascomb admirably balances dramatic tension and context throughout.”

    Horn Book Guide

  • “Bascomb’s clear-eyed account…of the thrilling mission and its many challenges…will handily engage teens.”

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