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Nothing more than a namedropfest,
This review is from: Secret Days: Codebreaking in Bletchley Park: A Memoir of Hut Six and the Enigma Machine (Hardcover)
If you want to learn about how codes and ciphers were broken at Bletchley, don't go anywhere near this book. Asa Brigg's title is a complete misnoner. The book is quite simply a namedropfest of the highest order. "I was there at such-a-time with So-And-So who knew Thingummy who was at university with Whatzisname, who had a fling with Forgetername". And it goes like this ... on... and on ... and on.
Really I expected some serious work from such a well know historian as Asa Briggs, not this pile of junk. The book's title is a breach of the Trades Descriptions Act.
Complete tosh. Can I have my money back, please?
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Initial post: 22 Nov 2013 02:03:48 GMT
Malcolm Wood says:
Totally agree. Don't need my money back, though, as I got it from the library !
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