From Dinner Events To Spy Jewelry, ‘The Female Who Smashed Codes’ Bursts With Detail

From Dinner Parties To Spy Rings, ‘The Woman Who Smashed Codes’ Bursts With DetailThe Woman Who Smashed Codes A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies by Jason Fagone Hardcover, 444 pages | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book Your purchase helps support NPR programming.
The Woman Who Smashed Codes may be the quietest government operation ever told; Elizebeth would probably like it that way.
“It’s quite a time to be reading The Woman Who Smashed Codes.
Bursting with details in everything from dinner parties to spy rings, Fagone’s book offers the story of a fascinating woman in perilous times, and asks some uneasy questions about the present.
In the end, this might be what The Woman Who Smashed Codes is really about: a study of the sort of extraordinary events that consume the world, and the abilities — and limits — of a few extraordinary people.

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