World War II code breakers

Inquiring minds


Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here is one of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.


Q. I am looking for books on World War II code breakers. Do you have anything like that? I don’t have any specific titles or authors in mind.


A. The subject heading the library uses for books on code breaking during the second world war is World War 1939-1945 -- Cryptography.  Under that subject heading, we have 17 titles listed covering everything from Navajo code talkers to the top-secret British cryptography center at Bletchley Park. If you’re interested in expanding your search to fiction titles, you can also find thrillers like Robert Harris’s “Enigma” and Neal Stephenson’s “Cryptonomicon.”  

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