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    DescriptionA remarkable look at day-to-day life of the codebreakers whose clandestine efforts helped win World War II Bletchley Park looked like any other sprawling country estate. In reality, however, it was the top-secret headquarters of Britain's Government Code and Cypher School--and the site where Germany's legendary Enigma code was finally cracked. There, the nation's most brilliant mathematical minds--including Alan Turing, whose discoveries at Bletchley would fuel the birth of modern computing--toiled alongside debutantes, factory workers, and students on projects of international importance. Until now, little has been revealed about ordinary life at this extraordinary facility. Drawing on remarkable first-hand interviews, "The Secret Lives of Codebreakers" reveals the entertainments, pastimes, and furtive romances that helped ease the incredible pressures faced by these covert operatives as they worked to turn the tide of World War II.


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    Title
    The Secret Lives of Codebreakers
    Subtitle
    The Men and Women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sinclair Mckay
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 338
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780452298712
    ISBN 10: 0452298717
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    DC22: 940.548641
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    DC21: 940.548641
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    BISAC V2.8: POL036000
    B&T Approval Code: A14204062
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    LC classification: D810.C88 M39 2012
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    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white halftones
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    New American Library
    Publication date
    25 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Five stars." - "Sunday Telegraph"