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American experience. Codebreaker / director, Chana Gazit ; producers, Chana Gazit, Hilary Klotz Steinmen, Vanessa Ruiz, Nancy Sherman.

Steinmen, Hilary Klotz, (television producer.). Ruiz, Vanessa, (television producer.). Sherman, Nancy, (television producer.). Gazit, Chana, (television director.). Burton, Kate, (narrator.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (publisher.).

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Thompson Public Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Thompson Public Library B Friedman (Text to phone) 34038139033716 Adult Nonfiction DVD Checked out 05/12/2021

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Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Kate Burton.
Summary, etc.:
It tells the fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst whose painstaking work decoding thousands of messages for the U.S. government would send infamous gangsters to prison and bring down a massive, near-invisible Nazi spy ring in WWII. A suburban wife and mother who led a secret double life, her remarkable contributions to the science of cryptology would only come to light decades after her death when classified government files were unsealed. But together with her husband, the legendary cryptologist William Friedman, Elizebeth helped develop the codebreaking methods that led to the creation of the powerful new science of cryptology and laid the foundation for modern codebreaking today.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TVPG.
System Details Note:
DVD, wide screen presentation.
Subject: Friedman, Elizebeth, 1892-1980.
Cryptographers > United States > Biography.
Women > United States > History.
World War, 1914-1918 > Cryptography.
Cryptography > United States > History.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Historical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.

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