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NFT: Book Recommendation: The Woman Who Smashed Codes

Gary from The East End : Admin : 1/11/2018 12:32 pm
Picked this one up due to a recommendation from Ars Technica and was not disappointed. Tore through it in a couple days.

This is the story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, wife of pioneering cryptologist and cryptanalyst William Friedman. William Friedman is famously "The Man Who Broke Purple", Japan's WWII cipher machine.

Elizebeth's story is no less compelling and reads at times like a taut, espionage thriller.

In the days before computers, the Friedman's broke complicated codes using pencil, paper and brainpower.
The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies - ( New Window )
Thanks for the recommendation  
Watson : 1/11/2018 12:59 pm : link
2017 great year for books. Imo a lot of good ones that are definitely worth a read.
adding to the queue. Thanks!  
Heisenberg : 1/11/2018 1:22 pm : link
thanks Gary. I need a new book  
Victor in CT : 1/11/2018 2:14 pm : link
this should do the trick.
Here's another: The General vs. the President.  
yatqb : 1/11/2018 2:26 pm : link
Regarding Macarthur vs. Truman.
Thanks Gary.  
Boy Cord : 1/11/2018 4:01 pm : link
Just ordered the book. Love this stuff.
I may cricle back in a couple weeks and see who has read this  
Gary from The East End : Admin : 1/11/2018 5:48 pm : link
I'd love to chat about it.

The book has been optioned for a TV series, which would be pretty cool.
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