The Secret Lives Codebreakers by Sinclair McKay audiobook

The Secret Lives Codebreakers: The Men and Women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park

By Sinclair McKay
Read by Walter Dixon

10.12 Hours 07/02/2013 Unabridged
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A remarkable look at day-to-day life of the codebreakers whose clandestine efforts helped win World War II Bletchley Park looked like any other sprawling country estate. In reality, however, it was the top-secret headquarters of Britain’s Government Code and Cypher School—and the site where Germany’s legendary Enigma code was finally cracked. There, the nation’s most brilliant mathematical minds—including Alan Turing, whose discoveries at Bletchley would fuel the birth of modern computing—toiled alongside debutantes, factory workers, and students on projects of international importance. Until now, little has been revealed about ordinary life at this extraordinary facility. Drawing on remarkable first-hand interviews, The Secret Lives of Codebreakers reveals the entertainments, pastimes, and furtive romances that helped ease the incredible pressures faced by these covert operatives as they worked to turn the tide of World War II.

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Summary

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A remarkable look at day-to-day life of the codebreakers whose clandestine efforts helped win World War II Bletchley Park looked like any other sprawling country estate. In reality, however, it was the top-secret headquarters of Britain’s Government Code and Cypher School—and the site where Germany’s legendary Enigma code was finally cracked. There, the nation’s most brilliant mathematical minds—including Alan Turing, whose discoveries at Bletchley would fuel the birth of modern computing—toiled alongside debutantes, factory workers, and students on projects of international importance. Until now, little has been revealed about ordinary life at this extraordinary facility. Drawing on remarkable first-hand interviews, The Secret Lives of Codebreakers reveals the entertainments, pastimes, and furtive romances that helped ease the incredible pressures faced by these covert operatives as they worked to turn the tide of World War II.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Five stars!” Sunday Telegraph
“McKay’s book is an eloquent tribute to a quite remarkable group of men and women, whose like we will not see again.” Mail on Sunday

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Author Bio: Sinclair McKay

Author Bio: Sinclair McKay

Sinclair McKay writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph and The Secret Listeners. He lives in London.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 10.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English