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The Woman Who Smashed Codes is a fascinating nonfiction read

A review by Laurie Lewis

Last week I read a really great book called, The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone. It is a nonfiction selection available on Hoopla with your library card.

This book had a little romance and a lot of history including the biographical details of a genius duo, Elizebeth Smith Friedman and William W. Friedman, who created the modern science of code-breaking in the United States. The book chronicles the history of the early roots of code breaking through World War II, and is centered on Elizebeth's never before told integral role in these historic events. The personal story is touching, the history interesting and the founding and development of code-breaking is absolutely fascinating!

If you liked this you might also like Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II and Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII.

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