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by Sinclair McKay

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Title:The Secret Lives of Codebreakers: The Men and Women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park
Authors:Sinclair McKay
Info:Plume (2012), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 352 pages
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The Secret Life of Bletchley Park by Sinclair McKay (2010)



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I wanted to know more about Bletchley Park where, from time to time, in my reading on WW II I had heard that fantastic breakthroughs in code breaking had been accomplished. But I didn't want to know just the surface stuff, I wanted to know how it was created, organized, and run on a day-to-day basis. This book answered all those questions and more. Given this 'tell-all' age, it's amazing to me that all of the thousands and thousands of Bletchley Park inhabitants kept their secrets for many many years, even from those dearest to them. Even those who were family members or husbands and wives never discussed their separate work, taking their secrets to the grave. None knew what the other did with their days and nights. Astonishing. ( )
  whymaggiemay | Jun 1, 2016 |
The history of the code-breaking efforts during WWII, focusing on those happening Bletchley Park against Germany's Enigma code system. I was particularly impressed by McKay's description of various code making and breaking techniques--I felt like I actually understood it for once! ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
This is a well researched and multi faceted historical account of the people of Bletchley Park. The balance between facts and interpretation made this a page turner for me with my limited existing knowledge of the details of the time and place. ( )
  BridgitDavis | Feb 26, 2016 |
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Bletchley Park in the Buckinghamshire countryside was home to Britain's most brilliant mathematical brains and the scene of immense advances in technology, like the birth of modern computing. This book tells the story of what it was like to work there during the war.… (more)

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