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The woman all spies fear : code breaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman and her hidden life  Cover Image Book Book

The woman all spies fear : code breaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman and her hidden life

Record details

  • ISBN: 059312720X
  • ISBN: 9780593127209
  • ISBN: 0593127196
  • ISBN: 9780593127193
  • Physical Description: 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Studio, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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, etc.: 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
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12+ Random House Children's Books.
Grades 7-9 Random House Children's Books.
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
Cryptographers United States Biography
Cryptography United States History 20th century
Friedman, Elizebeth 1892-1980
Cryptographers
Friedman, William F. (William Frederick) 1891-1969
Cryptography History 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 Participation, Female
World War, 1914-1918 Participation, Female
Married people
Women Biography
Genre: Young adult literature.
Young adult nonfiction.
Biographies.
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Available copies

  • 15 of 16 copies available at Bibliomation.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Easton Public Library. (Show)

Holds

  • 0 current holds with 16 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Easton Public Library YA BIO Friedman, E. GREENFIELD, AMY B. (Text) 37777119034304 Young Adult New Biography Available -
Beacon Falls Public Library YA 940.54 GRE (Text) 33120152842834 Young Adult Nonfiction Available -
Bethel Public Library TEEN 940.54 G (Text) 34030150541321 Teen Nonfiction Available -
Brookfield Library TEEN 940.5486/GREENFIELD (Text) 34029150576899 Teen Nonfiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown YA 940.5486 GRE (Text) 34014148573422 Young Adult Nonfiction Available -
Kent Library Association - Kent J 940.54 GRE (Text) 33410147735445 Young Adult Nonfiction Available -
Killingly Library YA/B FRIEDMAN/Gre (Text) 34040145416927 Young Adult Biography Available -
Lebanon Middle School BIO FRI (Text) 33431134832052 Biography In process -
Lyman Memorial High School B FRIEDMAN (Text) 33431139414831 Biography Available -
New Milford Public Library YA B FRIEDMAN (Text) 34021147454504 Young Adult Biography Available -
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