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Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union
The National Security Agency grew out of the legendary codebreaking programs of World War II that turned the tide of Allied victory by cracking the famed Enigma machine and other impenetrable German and Japanese codes. But in the postwar years, the newly-formed agency found itself battling suspected spies, foreign leaders, and even American citizens. Now Stephen Budiansky, a former national security correspondent and editor for US News & World Report, tells the intriguing story of the NSA’s role in the major events of the Cold War, as well as how they broke some of the most complicated codes of the 20th century.
Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance of each other in the same Brooklyn neighborhood, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity, the fabric of their lives suddenly begins to unravel. A smart, entertaining novel from the author of The Vacationers (2014).
My Father & Atticus Finch: A Lawyer's Fight for Justice in the 1930s Alabama
As a child, author Joseph Beck often heard that his father, Foster Beck, had once been a respected trial lawyer who defied the pre-civil rights code of 1930s Alabama by defending a black man charged with sexually assaulting a white woman. Beck became intrigued by the similarities between his father’s story and the one at the heart of Harper Lee’s 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. In My Father and Atticus Finch, Beck reconstructs his father’s role in the 1938 trial, which was much publicized when Harper Lee was 12 years old. “With the recent death of Lee, Beck’s memoir is especially timely," writes Publishers Weekly.
The Second Girl
Frank Marr knows crime in Washington D.C. A decorated former detective, he retired early and now ekes a living as a private eye for a defense attorney. A long-functioning drug addict, Frank has devoted his considerable skills to hiding his usage from others. But after accidentally discovering a kidnapped teenage girl in the home of a drug gang, Frank becomes a hero and is thrust into the spotlight. He reluctantly agrees to investigate the disappearance of another girl--possibly connected to the first--and the heightened scrutiny may bring his own secrets to light too. A searing crime debut.
Char Hawthorn has a great life. A college professor married to a wonderful man, and stepmother to a spirited 15-year-old daughter in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, she loves her family and her work. But when her husband, Bradley, is killed in a car accident, the "step" in Char's title suddenly matters a great deal. In the eyes of the law, the "mother" title, and all the rights to daughter Allie, belong to Lindy, Allie's self-absorbed biological mother, who wants the girl to move to her home in California. Can Char keep her grief-stricken family together? A poignant family drama from the author of Five Days Left (2015).
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