This Woman Is The Most Famous WW2 Codebreaker You’ve Never Heard Of

In his new book, The Woman Who Smashed Codes., author Jason Fagone rescues from oblivion the life and work of the great American codebreaker Elizebeth Friedman. Though she  put gangsters behind bars and smashed Nazi spy rings in South America, Friedman’s name has been forgotten. Her work remained classified for decades, and others took credit for her achievements.

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