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Codebreakers' Victory: How the Allied Cryptographers Won World War II Kindle Edition
|Length: 434 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||Age Level: 18 and up||Grade Level: 12 and up|
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About the Author
- File size : 3577 KB
- Publication date : April 1, 2014
- Publisher : Open Road Media (April 1, 2014)
- Print length : 434 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00J90C4TC
- Lending : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #617,923 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The author was a codebreaker of the time but this is far from a re-telling of glory days. Little is said by the author about his own experiences beyond small sections where they add to the story. This is an ideal combination of scholarship and small personal touches in a few places where they make sense.
I’m sure the author has some small bias that shows through in the importance of codebreaking but it’s hard to deny the advantages these men and women provided. Without the ability to read coded messages as well as other clandestine operations the war effort would have undoubtedly been a much different experience even if the ultimate outcome was the same. No single part of history can explain an outcome but the secrecy about this part of WWII that has only lifted in recent time left a large hole in understanding outcomes of WWII.
If you are interested in WWII or cryptography I would highly recommend this book.
Why weren't the codebreakers lionized immediately after the War? It was because the powers that be did not want the world to know how successful their code breaking was so that could continue to their code breaking after the war without other countries being suspicious!
It was an utter shame what happened to Turing, who never got the credit he deserved and they drove him to death about his homosexuality.