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    DescriptionThe huge success of Sinclair's The Secret Life of Bletchley Park - a quarter of a million copies sold to date - has been symptomatic of a similarly dramatic increase in visitors to Bletchley Park itself, the Victorian mansion in Buckinghamshire now open as an engrossing museum of wartime codebreaking. Now, therefore, Aurum is publishing the first comprehensive illustrated history of this remarkable place, from its prewar heyday as a country estate under the Liberal MP Sir Herbert Leon, through its wartime requisition with the addition of the famous huts within the grounds, to become the place where modern computing was invented and the German Enigma code was cracked, its post-war dereliction and then rescue towards the end of the twentieth century as a museum whose visitor numbers have more than doubled in the last five years. Featuring over 200 photographs, some previously unseen, and text by Sinclair McKay, this will be an essential purchase for everyone interested in the place where codebreaking helped to win the war.


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    Title
    The Lost World of Bletchley Park
    Subtitle
    The Illustrated History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sinclair Mckay
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 260 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 880 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781781311912
    ISBN 10: 1781311919
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLW
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    LC classification: D
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESD
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    DC22: 940.53
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T Approval Code: A14204063, A15202024
    BISAC V2.8: PHO010000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DBKESD
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    DC23: 940.548642591
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL
    Illustrations note
    b/w and colour illustrations throughout
    Publisher
    Aurum Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Aurum Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    SINCLAIR McKAY is author of the bestselling 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.
    Review quote
    "Featuring vintage black-and-white as well as full-color photography throughout - over 200 photographs total, including many previously unpublished images from Bletchley Park's archives - The Lost World of Bletchley Park: An Illustrated History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre lives up to its title as the definitive history of the Buckinghamshire codebreaking centre that achieved the nigh-unimaginable accomplishment of cracking the German Enigma codes. Their achievement had a crucial, possibly even decisive impact on the course of World War Two. Even before the war, Bletchley Park was a fashionable location for intellectuals, engineers, and the noblest of aristocratic traditions, as the holding of Liberal MP Sir Herbert Leon. After the war, Bletchley Park was first abandoned, then eventually transformed into a thriving museum and testament to British ingenuity and resilience. The Lost World of Bletchley Park not only covers the famous personages and codebreakers of the park, but also day-to-day life in Bletchley as a wartime town. An extensively researched visual as well as informational treasury, The Lost World of Bletchley Park is highly recommended, particularly for public and college library world history collections." - "Midwest Book Review"."..absolutely riveting... I found myself reading late into the night, unable to put it down." - "Lost Past Remembered"