Book of Today: Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

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Today in 1942, a group of Americans boarded a beached German U-boat, the U-559, and recovered information that helped the Allied forces crack the German Enigma encryption.

The incident and the Enigma code — and code cracking in general — play a major role in Neal Stephenson’s excellent novel Cryptonomicon.

 

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