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Walter - K5EST walter.k5est at gmail.com
Mon Sep 9 09:03:00 EDT 2019

Thanks, Wilson! Now this is a book I need to read. Crypto is amazingly fun.


Walter Dufrain - K5EST

On Mon, Sep 9, 2019, 06:09 Wilson Lamb <infomet at embarqmail.com> wrote:

> I just read the incredible bio of Elizebeth Friedman, a pioneer
> cryptanalyst.
> Aside from crucial contributions to WWI AND WWII crypto work, she ran the
> Coast Guard's
> crypto shop that chased rum runners during Prohibition.
> Does anyone have info on this work, the radios or people involved?
> I'm guessing there were a couple of radio wizards to whom the bootleggers
> turned for their designs/installations, given the necessity for
> discretion...
> The book is "The Woman who Smashed Codes" and it's in some libraries or
> pretty cheaply on Ebay.
> Her husband, William, was also a crypto pioneer who gave heroic service,
> at the expense of his health.
> Wilson
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