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- Inside Israel’s Internal Security Agency
- By: Dror Moreh
- Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
- Length: 18 hrs and 25 mins
The companion to the Oscar-nominated documentary, an unparalleled look inside Israel's security establishment. Imagine the following situation: You have just received a tip that six suicide bombers are making their way into the heart of Israel's major cities, each one to a different city, to set off explosions in the most crowded centers of population. How far would you go to stop the attacks?
- By jameson ritter on 02-10-17
I was excited to hear this since I have a strong interest in the topic but couldn’t endure the pain and confusion of listening to this. This “book” is apparently a direct adaption from something video. Therefore, there is no character development or introduction, just the random insertion of a name and some seeming disjointed rambling with no proper context.
Don’t expect it to have a noticeable story line or even make sense. It is definitely meant to me seen, not heard. Sort of like watching a sporting event with a blindfold on; you get the sense that something must be happening but can’t quite figure it out.
In summary - painful, painful, painful.
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The Woman Who Smashed Codes
- A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies
- By: Jason Fagone
- Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
- Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
In 1912, at the height of World War I, brilliant Shakespeare expert Elizebeth Smith went to work for an eccentric tycoon on his estate outside Chicago. The tycoon had close ties to the US government, and he soon asked Elizebeth to apply her language skills to an exciting new venture: code breaking. There she met the man who would become her husband, groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman. Though she and Friedman are in many ways the Adam and Eve of the NSA, Elizebeth's story, incredibly, has never been told.
At first slow but grows and becomes stupendous
- By Donald A. Rauh M.D.,Ph.D. on 10-14-17
Sadly, I had never heard of Elizabeth Friedman prior to this book. I was familiar with Bletchley Park and their work but not the Friedmans. The author did a wonderful job of presenting her in her entirety. She painted her as an unassuming, humble soul whose brilliance was under appreciated.
This book stands as an homage to all the unsung, unknown heroes who, while toiling in obscurity, truly impacted the world.
I feel I am enriched by getting to know Mrs. Friedman.