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The codebreaker / director, Chana Gazit ; producers, Chana Gazit, Hilary Klotz Steinmen, Vanessa Ruiz, Nancy Sherman.

Steinmen, Hilary Klotz, (television producer.). Ruiz, Vanessa, (television producer.). Sherman, Nancy, (television producer.). Gazit, Chana, (television director.). Burton, Kate, (narrator.). Fagone, Jason. Motion picture adaptation of (work) : Woman who smashed codes. (Added Author). PBS Distribution (Firm), (publisher.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Orford Libraries.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531713416
  • ISBN: 1531713416
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Arlington, VA : PBS Distribution, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the book The woman who smashed codes by Jason Fagone.
Wide screen.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Kate Burton.
Summary, etc.:
It tells the fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst whose painstaking work decoding thousands of messages for the U.S. government would send infamous gangsters to prison and bring down a massive, near-invisible Nazi spy ring in WWII. A suburban wife and mother who led a secret double life, her remarkable contributions to the science of cryptology would only come to light decades after her death when classified government files were unsealed. But together with her husband, the legendary cryptologist William Friedman, Elizebeth helped develop the codebreaking methods that led to the creation of the powerful new science of cryptology and laid the foundation for modern codebreaking today.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TVPG.
System Details Note:
DVD, wide screen; NTSC, region 1; stereo.
Subject: Friedman, Elizebeth, 1892-1980.
Cryptographers > United States > Biography.
Women > United States > History.
World War, 1914-1918 > Cryptography.
Cryptography > United States > History.
Friedman, Elizebeth, 1892-1980.
United States.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Historical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.

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