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The man who broke Purple : the life of Colonel William F. Friedman, who deciphered the Japanese code in World War II

Author: Ronald William Clark
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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This book is the first full-scale, authorized biography of the attractive but driven leader of the only wartime enterprise as top secret as the manufacture of the first atomic bomb. At the same time, the author provides a sober account of how America's early, scattered intelligence agencies burgeoned steadily without foresight into a modern bureaucracy characterized by pathological secrecy and ethical ambiguity --  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William F Friedman; William F Friedman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald William Clark
ISBN: 0316145955 9780316145954
OCLC Number: 3072401
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 271 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by Ronald Clark.

Abstract:

This book is the first full-scale, authorized biography of the attractive but driven leader of the only wartime enterprise as top secret as the manufacture of the first atomic bomb. At the same time, the author provides a sober account of how America's early, scattered intelligence agencies burgeoned steadily without foresight into a modern bureaucracy characterized by pathological secrecy and ethical ambiguity -- and how such expansion took a severe toll on Friedman's mental and physical health.

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1. Preparation 2. Initiation 3. From Art to Craft 4. Cryptography at War 5. The Move to Washington 6. After the Black Chamber 7. Challenge The Breaking of Purple How Purple Came to Britian 8. The Fumbled Catch 9. Pearl Harbor to Peace 10. Postwar Problems 11. Secret Missions 12. A Casualty of the Agency

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