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First edition.
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New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2017]
©2017
Copyright:
©2017
Description:
xvi, 444 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
In 1916, at the height of World War I, Elizebeth Smith went to work for an eccentric tycoon on his estate outside Chicago. The tycoon had close ties to the U.S. government, and he soon asked Elizebeth to apply her language skills to an exciting new venture: code-breaking. There she met the man who would become her husband, groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman. After World War I, Smith used her talents to catch gangsters and smugglers during Prohibition, then accepted a covert mission to discover and expose Nazi spy rings that were spreading like wildfire across South America, advancing ever closer to the United States. As World War II raged, Elizebeth fought a highly classified battle of wits against Hitler’s Reich, cracking multiple versions of the Enigma machine used by German spies. Meanwhile, inside an Army vault in Washington, William worked furiously to break Purple, the Japanese version of Enigma—and eventually succeeded, at a terrible cost to his personal life.
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Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [347]-427) and index.
  
LCCN:
bl2017026381
ISBN:
9780062430489 (hardcover)
0062430483 (hardcover)
Other Number:
1004424640
Control Number:
3548974
  
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