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The Legacy of Elizebeth Smith Friedman: The Extraordinary Life and Achievements of the Pioneering Code Breaker, Astonishing Poet and Mother of Cryptol

Ruby A. Myers

A Fascinating Account of the American Cryptanalyst and Author who Decrypted Enemy Codes in both World Wars and Solved Smuggling Cases in the Prohibition Era.

Elizebeth Smith Friedman (1892-1980) was an innovative American codebreaker and cryptanalyst. She played a crucial role in deciphering a wide range of intricate codes and ciphers from the early to mid-20th century. Elizebeth's journey began at Riverbank Laboratories, where she unraveled enigmatic meanings concealed within Shakespeare's writings. Later, she formed a formidable alliance with her equally esteemed spouse who was known as the father of the National Security Agency, William Friedman. Elizebeth's story is characterized by her exceptional intelligence, unwavering resolve, and unwavering fortitude. Collectively, they confronted the obstacles presented by World War I, unraveling intricate codes that determined the destiny of entire nations.

During the era of Prohibition in the United States, Elizebeth shifted her focus to the realm of organized crime, deciphering encrypted messages that protected the illicit activities of the underground economy and ensuring that the principles of fairness and justice were upheld. She displayed exceptional intelligence and made significant contributions during World War II by deciphering the enigmatic messages of Axis spies working in South America.

Elizebeth Smith Friedman made notable accomplishments in an area that was traditionally male dominated. Her work not only significantly influenced national security, but also served as a catalyst for the advancement of women in the field of cryptanalysis and codebreaking for future generations.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Publish Date: Feb 5th, 2024
  • Pages: 70
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.00in - 0.15in - 0.17lb
  • EAN: 9798878631259
  • Categories: Privacy & Surveillance (see also Political Science - Privacy
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