The Secret Lives of Codebreakers : the Men and Women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park

The Secret Lives of Codebreakers : the Men and Women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park

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Go behind the scenes of Bletchley Park, where everyday men and women risked everything for Queen and Country. 


A remarkable look at day-to-day life of the codebreakers whose clandestine efforts helped win World War II

Bletchley Park looked like any other sprawling country estate. In reality, however, it was the top-secret headquarters of Britain’s Government Code and Cypher School—and the site where Germany’s legendary Enigma code was finally cracked. There, the nation’s most brilliant mathematical minds—including Alan Turing, whose discoveries at Bletchley would fuel the birth of modern computing—toiled alongside debutantes, factory workers, and students on projects of international importance. Until now, little has been revealed about ordinary life at this extraordinary facility. Drawing on remarkable first-hand interviews, The Secret Lives of Codebreakers reveals the entertainments, pastimes, and furtive romances that helped ease the incredible pressures faced by these covert operatives as they worked to turn the tide of World War II.

Random House, Inc.
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A remarkable look at day-to-day life of the codebreakers whose clandestine efforts helped win World War II

Bletchley Park looked like any other sprawling country estate. In reality, however, it was the top-secret headquarters of Britain’s Government Code and Cypher School—and the site where Germany’s legendary Enigma code was finally cracked. There, the nation’s most brilliant mathematical minds—including Alan Turing, whose discoveries at Bletchley would fuel the birth of modern computing—toiled alongside debutantes, factory workers, and students on projects of international importance. Until now, little has been revealed about ordinary life at this extraordinary facility. Drawing on remarkable first-hand interviews,The Secret Lives of Codebreakers reveals the entertainments, pastimes, and furtive romances that helped ease the incredible pressures faced by these covert operatives as they worked to turn the tide of World War II.

Baker & Taylor
Describes the vastly different types of people working alongside each other at Britain's Government Code and Cypher School and how they passed their time at this extraordinary facility when they weren't working on projects vital to saving the world.

Baker
& Taylor

Describes the vastly different types of people working alongside each other at Britain's Government Code and Cypher School and how they passed their time at this extraordinary facility when they weren't working on projects vital to saving the world. Original. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Group, 2012
ISBN: 9780452298712
0452298717
Branch Call Number: 940.5486 MCKAY
Notes: Previous edition: The secret life of Bletchley Park : the WWII codebreaking centre and the men and women who worked there / Sinclair McKay, 2010

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