Lewin, Ronald.

The American magic : codes, ciphers, and the defeat of Japan / Ronald Lewin. - New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, c1982. - xv, 330 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-303) and index.

Don't you dare, Mr. Dewey -- The path to Pearl -- That damn cloud -- A plan called MO and a plan called MI -- The stab in the back -- The salt mines -- The fork in the road -- You are the hero -- A broken axis: the blockade-runners' ruin -- Massacre of the Marus -- Overhearing Oshima -- A scent in the morning air -- The mastiffs and the spaniel.

Tells of how American Intelligence had suceeded, even before Pearl Harbor, of penetrating the Japanese codes.

0374104174 (jacket) 9780374104177 (jacket)


World War, 1939-1945--Cryptography.
World War, 1939-1945--Secret service--United States.
World War, 1939-1945--Pacific Ocean.
World War, 1939-1945--Japan.


Japan History 1912-1945 World War, 1939-1945 Cryptography World War, 1939-1945 Japan World War, 1939-1945 Pacific Ocean World War, 1939-1945 Secret service United States

D810.C88 / L48 1982