Monthly Archives: April 2011

And I Was There

Name:                  And I Was There Author:                 Layton, Edwin T. Layton, Edwin T., Rear Admiral (1985, 2006) with Captain Roger Pineau and John Costello. And I Was There: Breaking the Secrets – Pearl Harbor and Midway. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press … Continue reading

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Battle of Wits

Name:                  Battle of Wits Author:                Stephen Budiansky Budiansky, Stephen (2002). Battle of Wits: The Complete Story of Codebreaking in World War II. New York: Free Press LCCN:    00028418 D810.C88 B83 2000 Date Updated:  January 23, 2015 Stephen Budiansky, in … Continue reading

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The Broken Seal

Title:                  The Broken Seal Author:                  Ladislas Farago Farago, Ladislas (1969). The Broken Seal: the Story of Operation Magic and the Secret Road to Pearl Harbor. London: Mayflower LCCN:    70518382 D742.U5 F3 1969 Subjects World War, 1939-1945–United States. World War, … Continue reading

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The American Magic

Name:                  The American Magic Author:                 Ronald Lewin Lewin, Ronald (1983). The American Magic: Codes, Ciphers and the Defeat of Japan. New York: Penguin LOC:       82022266 D810.C88 L48 1983 Date Posted:      5 February 2013 Lewin describes the impact of the … Continue reading

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At Dawn We Slept

Name:                  At Dawn We Slept Author:                 Gordon W. Prange Prange, Gordon W. (1982, 2001).At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor. New York: Penguin Books (reprinted, 2001) LOC:       2001276551 D767.92 .P72 2001 Date Posted:      October 16, 2014 Subjects … Continue reading

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The Reform of FBI Intelligence Operations

Title:                  Reform of FBI Intelligence Operations Author:                 John T. Elliff Elliff, John T. (1979). The Reform of FBI Intelligence Operations. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press LCCN:    78070290 HV8138 .E57 Subjects United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Intelligence service–United States. National … Continue reading

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The Puzzle Palace

Title:                     The Puzzle Palace Author:                James Bamford Bamford, James (1982).The Puzzle Palace: Inside the National Security Agency, America’s Most Secret Intelligence Organization. Boston: Houghton Mifflin LCCN:    82003056 UB251.U5 B35 1982 Date Updated:  November 2, 2017 Is this blog entry … Continue reading

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