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The Emperor's Codes
by Michael Smith | History
Registered by futurecat of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 3/6/2004
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, March 06, 2004

This book has not been rated.

From the Warehouse remainders bin.

Registered for the "Race to a Million" Bookcrossing Challenge.

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Journal Entry 2 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

7 out of 10

Mostly this book was pretty tedious to read, being full of military terminology and interminable descriptions of which unit was situated where. But in among that was hidden a fascinating story of how mathematicians, linguists, and puzzle fanatics were brought together to solve the seemingly insolvable, breaking the codes and ciphers of Japan in WWII. And the personal accounts (especially those of the Wrens and other women's auxiliaries who worked in the various code-breaking teams) at times gave an incredible insight into the human side of the war.

The map at the front of the book made me laugh, though - the dots don't quite line up with NZ properly, so it they've put Wellington on the wrong island, somewhere around Blenheim...

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Journal Entry 3 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Released 7 yrs ago (7/12/2011 UTC) at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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Given to another bookcrosser at Tuesday's meetup.

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Journal Entry 4 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Thursday, June 28, 2012

8 out of 10

AN interesting snippet of WW2 history, well researched and readable though bogs down in detail in places
 


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