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The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of…

The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely…

by Jason Fagone

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Sadly disappointed in this book. It was so boring, it made my DNF category. The author took a fascinating topic and beat it to death with irrelevant detail and tedious recitation of facts that didn't captivate the personalities. ( )
  SandyAMcPherson | May 28, 2018 |
Facinating book that opened my eyes. ( )
  Harvey94 | May 25, 2018 |
This was okay. I was so excited to sink my teeth into this. Sadly, it was not what I expected. It was long and it was dry. I learned a few things but instead of it being a book where you really get the feel for the person it is being written about it was more of a historical timeline that never seemed to get to the end. ( )
  whybehave2002 | Apr 25, 2018 |
this book would have gotten five stars but te author forgot to do some basic work. He dud bot locate his heroine, Elizebeth Smith Friedman in Latin America during WW!!. What is worse, he ascribes to her the capture of Becker, the ace Nazi spy in Lstin AmerIca; he is captured by the Argentine cops in 1945 when the war was over, and she has nothing to do with his
arrest. Other than that, this is a great read. ( )
  annbury | Apr 6, 2018 |
Chicago, 1912: Shakespearean expert Elizebeth Smith is hired to decrypt codes. What follows is a career that shaped the U.S. intelligence community, brought down the Nazi Enigma code, & much more—and went largely unacknowledged until now.
  mcmlsbookbutler | Feb 22, 2018 |
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The king hath note of all that they intend, by interception which they dream not of.  Shakespeare, Henry V, 1599
Knowledge itself is power.  Francis Bacon, Sacred Meditations, 1597
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Traces the life of Elizebeth Smith, who met and married groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman and worked with him to discover and expose Nazi spy rings in South America by cracking multiple versions of the Enigma machine.

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