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Title American experience. Codebreaker [(DVD) videorecording] / director, Chana Gazit ; producers, Chana Gazit, Hilary Klotz Steinmen, Vanessa Ruiz, Nancy Sherman.

Imprint [United States] : PBS, 2021.
Publication Info. Arlington, VA : PBS Distribution, [2021]
3 holds on first copy returned of 3 copies
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 95th Street Adult DVD Nonfiction-NEW  652.8092 FRI    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult DVD Nonfiction-NEW  652.8092 FRI    DUE 06-22-21
 Nichols Adult DVD Nonfiction-NEW  652.8092 FRI    DUE 06-19-21
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Description 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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DVD video
Documentary television programs lcgft
System Details DVD, wide screen; NTSC, region 1; stereo.
Note Based on the book The woman who smashed codes by Jason Fagone.
Wide screen.
Performer Narrator, Kate Burton.
Audience Rating: TVPG.
Summary 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.
Subject Friedman, Elizebeth, 1892-1980 -- Videodiscs.
Cryptographers -- United States -- Biography -- Videodiscs.
Women -- United States -- History -- Videodiscs.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Cryptography -- Videodiscs.
Cryptography -- United States -- History -- Videodiscs.
Genre Documentary television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Historical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
DVD-video discs.
Added Author Steinmen, Hilary Klotz, television producer.
Ruiz, Vanessa, television producer.
Sherman, Nancy, television producer.
Gazit, Chana, television director.
Burton, Kate, narrator.
Motion picture adaptation of (work) : Fagone, Jason. Woman who smashed codes.
PBS Distribution (Firm), publisher.
Added Title The Codebreaker
ISBN 9781531713416
Standard No. 841887045162
Music No. AE62005 PBS Distribution
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