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The woman who smashed codes : a true story of love, spies, and the unlikely heroine who outwitted America's enemies /

by Fagone, Jason [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: First edition.Description: xvi, 444 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780062430489; 0062430483.Subject(s): Friedman, Elizebeth, 1892-1980 | Friedman, William F. (William Frederick), 1891-1969 | Cryptographers -- United States -- Biography | Cryptography -- United States -- History | BiographiesSummary: "In The Woman Who Smashed Codes, Jason Fagone chronicles the life of this extraordinary woman who played an integral role in our nation's history--from the Great War to the Cold War. He traces Elizebeth Friedman's developing career through World War I, Prohibition, and the struggle against fascism. She helped catch gangsters and smugglers, exposed a Nazi spy ring in South America, and fought a clandestine battle of wits against Hitler's Reich, cracking multiple versions of the Enigma machine used by German operatives to conceal their communications."--
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Biography Biography New Shelf B FRI Fag Wom (Browse shelf) Checked out 03/03/2018
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"In The Woman Who Smashed Codes, Jason Fagone chronicles the life of this extraordinary woman who played an integral role in our nation's history--from the Great War to the Cold War. He traces Elizebeth Friedman's developing career through World War I, Prohibition, and the struggle against fascism. She helped catch gangsters and smugglers, exposed a Nazi spy ring in South America, and fought a clandestine battle of wits against Hitler's Reich, cracking multiple versions of the Enigma machine used by German operatives to conceal their communications."--

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