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By G. Stuart Smith

 Protesters referred to as it an act of conflict whilst the U.S. Coast defend 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 turn out the boat used to be owned by means of American gangsters.
This e-book lines the occupation of a mythical U.S. legislations enforcement agent, from her paintings for the Allies in the course of international warfare I via Prohibition, whilst she confronted hazard 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 conflict 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 legislations enforcement and counterterrorism corporations opposed to twenty first century threats.

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