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Author Greenfield, Amy Butler, 1968- author.

Title The woman all spies fear : code breaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman and her hidden life / Amy Butler Greenfield.

Publication Info. New York : Random House Studio, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Teen Non-Fiction    92 Friedman,E GRE    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Teen Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The doll shop spy -- Starting out -- What do you know? -- Code or cipher? -- Riverbank -- From bacon to binary -- A dear good friend -- The skeletons of words -- Will we win? -- The key to the cipher -- Underlings -- Hiding in plain sight -- Don't be afraid to take a step -- Escape -- Rail fence love letter -- At home -- On the doorstep -- The rum war -- The making of her -- Barbara's cipher -- Firepower -- Cracking a Conexco code -- Fame -- The trip of a lifetime -- Turbulence -- The black chamber -- Ad absurdum! -- Café cryptanalytique -- The woman all spies fear -- The war within -- Heebeegeebees -- Elizebeth's war -- Code names and cribs -- Sargo -- Cracking Enigma -- Solving in depth -- A spy at sea -- Overkill -- Procedure 40 -- Secrets -- The raid -- Fallout -- The last word -- The library.
Summary Friedman had a rare talent for spotting patterns and solving puzzles, and these skills led her to become one of the top cryptanalysts in America during both World War I and World War II. In 1916 she had been hired by an eccentric millionaire to prove that Shakespeare's plays had secret messages in them, and learned much about code breaking. Greenfield shows that Friedman and her husband, William, played a major role decoding messages during WWI and WWII, and also for the Coast Guard's war against smugglers. -- adapted from Amazon info
Subject Friedman, Elizebeth, 1892-1980 -- Juvenile literature.
Cryptographers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Friedman, William F. (William Frederick), 1891-1969 -- Juvenile literature.
Cryptography -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Female -- Juvenile literature.
Married people -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Young adult nonfiction.
ISBN 9780593127193 hardcover
0593127196 hardcover
9780593127209 library binding
059312720X library binding

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