Spying on spies : how Elizebeth Smith Friedman broke the Nazis' secret code
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New York, NY : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2024.
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Juvenile Non-Fiction
J 940.5486 MOS 2024
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Published
New York, NY : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2024.
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Book
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224 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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2403
Language
English

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"One of the founders of U.S. 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 I. Elizebeth's solo career was even more impressive. She became the Treasury Department's and Coast Guard's first female codebreaker and created her own top-notch codebreaking unit, where she trained and led many male colleagues. During Prohibition of the 1920's, her work solving and intercepting coded messages from mobsters and criminal gangs lead to hundreds of high-profile criminal prosecutions, including members of Al Capone's gang. Her crowning achievement came during World War II, when Elizbeth uncovered an intricate network of Nazi spies operating in South America, a feat that neither law enforcement nor intelligence agencies had been able to accomplish. Despite her unparalleled accomplishments, she was largely written out of history books and overshadowed by her husband. Only in very recent years has her name begun to receive the attention it deserves, including the U.S. Coast Guard naming a ship in her honor and the U.S. Senate passing a 2019 resolution to honor her life and legacy. Back matter includes codes for kids to learn!"--,Provided by publisher.
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Ages 10 to 14,Abrams Books for Young Readers.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Moss, M. (2024). Spying on spies: how Elizebeth Smith Friedman broke the Nazis' secret code . Abrams Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Moss, Marissa. 2024. Spying On Spies: How Elizebeth Smith Friedman Broke the Nazis' Secret Code. Abrams Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Moss, Marissa. Spying On Spies: How Elizebeth Smith Friedman Broke the Nazis' Secret Code Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2024.

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Moss, Marissa. Spying On Spies: How Elizebeth Smith Friedman Broke the Nazis' Secret Code Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2024.

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