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By G. Stuart Smith

 Protesters known as it an act of battle whilst the U.S. Coast protect sank a Canadian-flagged vessel within the Gulf of Mexico in 1929. It took a cool-headed codebreaker fixing a “trunk-full” of smugglers’ encrypted messages to get Uncle Sam out of the mess: Elizebeth Smith Friedman’s groundbreaking paintings helped end up the boat used to be owned via American gangsters.
This ebook lines the occupation of a mythical U.S. legislation enforcement agent, from her paintings for the Allies in the course of international battle I via Prohibition, while she confronted risk from mobsters whereas attesting in excessive profile trials. Friedman based the cryptanalysis unit that supplied facts opposed to American rum runners and chinese language drug smugglers. in the course of global struggle II, her decryptions introduced a eastern undercover agent to justice and her Coast shield unit solved the Enigma ciphers of German spies. Friedman’s “all resource intelligence” version continues to be utilized by legislation enforcement and counterterrorism enterprises opposed to twenty first century threats.

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