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The gripping story of one of America's first cryptanalysts, Elizebeth Smith Friedman, who busted spy rings:Buy now!
One of the founders of US cryptology who would eventually become one of the world’s greatest code breakers, Elizebeth Smith Friedman (1892–1980) was a brilliant mind behind many important battles throughout the 20th century, saving many lives through her intelligence and heroism.
Whip-smart and determined, Elizebeth displayed a remarkable aptitude for language and recognizing patterns from a young age. After getting her start by looking for linguistic clues to the true authorship of Shakespeare’s writings, she and her husband, William Friedman, were tasked with heading up the first government code-breaking unit in America, training teams and building their own sophisticated code systems during the lead-up to World War. Cracking Nazi Enigma machines with brainpower, pen, and paper, Elizebeth rivaled Alan Turing's Bletchley Park, which had hundreds of codebreakers and the use of a proto-computer, the Bombe, to solve the same problems.