The Man Who Broke Purple - the life of Colonel William F Friedman, who deciphered the Japanese code in World War II. Ronald Clark.
The Man Who Broke Purple - the life of Colonel William F Friedman, who deciphered the Japanese code in World War II

The Man Who Broke Purple - the life of Colonel William F Friedman, who deciphered the Japanese code in World War II.

Little, Brown and Company, Boston & Toronto, stated first American edition 1977; 271 pages, index, some photographs.

Condition: Very Good hardcover in Good dustjacket, jacket with edgewear and rubbing, and some closed tears at upper corner rear jacket; binding is sound and secure, pages clean.

Price: $8.00

Item Description

Chapters include, Preparation, Initiation, From Art to Craft; Cryptography at War; the move to Washington; After the Black Chamber; Challenge -- the Breaking of Purple; How Purple came to Britain; the fumbled catch; Pearl Harbor to Peace; Postwar problems; secret missions; A casualty of the agency; more.