The Woman Who Smashed Codes Lib/E: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies

Jason Fagone (Author) Cassandra Campbell (Read by)
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Publish Date
September 26, 2017
6.1 X 1.2 X 6.5 inches | 0.7 pounds
Compact Disc
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About the Author

Jason Fagone is a journalist who covers science, technology, and culture. Named one of the "Ten Young Writers on the Rise" by the Columbia Journalism Review, he is a contributor to the Huffington Post Highline and has written for GQ, Esquire, The Atlantic, the New York Times, Mother Jones, and Philadelphia magazine. Fagone is also the author of Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, the X Prize, and the Race to Revive America and Horsemen of the Esophagus: Competitive Eating and the Big Fat American Dream. He lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

Original bio sent from Cassandra:

Cassandra Campbell began doing voice overs as the voice for Calvin Klein's Italian commercials. This was followed by commercial and documentary recording in both English and Italian. She has recorded many audiobooks and has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as an Audie(R) Award nomination. As an actress and director, she has worked at the Public, the Mint, the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stagewest, Theatreworks, the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, Millmountain Theatre, the National Shakespeare Company, and the New York Fringe Festival.


This Quaker-born poet from Indiana was the grandmother of the National Security Agency and virtually created the modern code-breaking profession. Trust us on this one.

-- "Forbes"

Not all superheroes wear capes, and Elizebeth Smith Friedman should be the subject of a future Wonder Woman movie.

-- "New York Times"

A tireless and talented code breaker who brought down gangsters and Nazi spies...a fascinating swath of American history that begins in Gilded Age Chicago and moves to the inner workings of our intelligence agencies at the close of WWII.

-- "Los Angeles Times"

A treasure of a book.

-- "Nathalia Holt, New York Times bestselling author"

Fagone rights a historical wrong, unshrouding an unsung heroine and revealing the love story at the root of the modern world's spy games.

-- "Benjamin Wallace, New York Times bestselling author"

A magnificent work of literary nonfiction that sheds light on an important hidden figure.

-- "Karen Abbott, New York Times bestselling author"

Fagone is a master storyteller-and he's telling one damn good story about a long-forgotten American heroine.

-- "Franklin Foer, New York Times bestselling author"

An engaging resurrection of a significant player in the world of cryptology.

-- "Kirkus Reviews"