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

Sinclair McKay (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.00
Publisher
Plume Books
Publish Date
September 25, 2012
Pages
338
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.9 X 7.9 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780452298712
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About the Author

SINCLAIR MCKAY is the bestselling author of The Secret Lives of Codebreakers (published in the UK as The Secret Life of Bletchley Park) and The Secret Listeners for Aurum, as well as histories of Hammer films, the James Bond films, and the pastime of rambling. He lives in London.

Reviews

"An eloquent tribute to a quite remarkable group of men and women, whose like we will not see again."--Mail On Sunday

"Five stars."--Sunday Telegraph

"A stunning plunge into the social and political complexities surrounding the men and women who broke the Enigma code. A gripping read."--Chester Nez and Judith Schiess Avila, authors of Code Talker

"Re-create[s] the unique atmosphere of this extraordinary place... remarkable."--Daily Telegraph (London)

"A portrait of one of the most remarkable brain factories the world has ever seen."--Max Hastings, author of The Secret War: Spies, Codes and Guerrillas, 1939-45

"This very readable and competent book captures well the extraordinary atmosphere of eccentrics working hard together in almost complete secrecy."--The Guardian

"Amazingly, this is the first oral history of life at the Buckinghamshire country house."--Oldie

"A fitting tribute to a very British kind of genius."--Waterstones Books Quarterly

"An interesting and amusing book."--Britain at War