The Man Who Broke Purple [NOOK Book]

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Purple

The Code used by the Japanese prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbour . . . Did the Americans have advance information of the devastation to come? Had they cracked
Purple . . ?

Colonel William Friedman was 'the man who broke purple': this fascinating new biography of the world's greatest ...
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The Man Who Broke Purple

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Overview

Purple

The Code used by the Japanese prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbour . . . Did the Americans have advance information of the devastation to come? Had they cracked
Purple . . ?

Colonel William Friedman was 'the man who broke purple': this fascinating new biography of the world's greatest cryptographer reveals many new facts of the intriguing 'secret war' carried on by Intelligence departments in many countries.

Ronald Clark (1916-1987) born in London and educated at King's College School. In 1933 he chose journalism as a career. During the Second World War, after being turned down for military duty on medical grounds, he served as a war correspondent. During this time Clark landed on Juno Beach with the Canadians on D-Day and followed the war until it's end, then remained in Germany to report on the major War Crimes trials.

Clark returned to Britain in 1948 and wrote extensively on subjects ranging from mountain climbing to the atomic bomb, Balmoral Castle to world explorers. He also wrote a number of biographies on a myriad of figures, such as: Charles Darwin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Sigmund Freud, and Bertrand Russell.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781448206193
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 10/28/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Ronald Clark was born in London in 1916 and educated at King's College School. In 1933 he chose journalism as a career; during the Second World War, after being turned down for military duty on medical grounds, he served as a war correspondent. During this time Clark landed on Juno Beach with the Canadians on D-Day and followed the war until its end, then remained in Germany to report on the major War Crimes trials.
Clark returned to Britain in 1948 and wrote extensively on subjects ranging from mountain climbing to the atomic bomb, Balmoral Castle to world explorers. He also wrote a number of biographies on a myriad of figures, such as Charles Darwin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Sigmund Freud, and Bertrand Russell. Clark died in 1987.
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  • Posted October 23, 2012

    Loved It!

    This book was a great biography for Friedman. Does not go into detail about him "breaking purple" the Japanese cipher. But it does go over his extensive contributions to cryptology in general, as well as those of his wife. Beware: this biography is straight facts. If you are looking for a bio that reads like a novel this is not it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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