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The Resource Joe Rochefort's war : the odyssey of the codebreaker who outwitted Yamamoto at Midway, Elliot Carlson

Joe Rochefort's war : the odyssey of the codebreaker who outwitted Yamamoto at Midway, Elliot Carlson

Label
Joe Rochefort's war : the odyssey of the codebreaker who outwitted Yamamoto at Midway
Title
Joe Rochefort's war
Title remainder
the odyssey of the codebreaker who outwitted Yamamoto at Midway
Statement of responsibility
Elliot Carlson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Elliot Carlson's biography of Capt. Joe Rochefort is the first to be written of the officer who headed the U.S. Navy's decrypt unit at Pearl Harbor and broke the Japanese Navy's code before the Battle of Midway. The book brings Rochefort to life as the irreverent, fiercely independent, and consequential officer that he was. Readers share his frustrations as he searches in vain for Yamamoto's fleet prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but share his joy when he succeeds in tracking the fleet in early 1942 and breaks the code that leads Rochefort to believe Yamamoto's invasion target is Midway. His conclusions, bitterly opposed by some top Navy brass, are credited with making the U.S. victory possible and helping change the course of the war. The author tells the story of how opponents in Washington forced Rochefort's removal from the decrypt unit at Pearl and denied him the Distinguished Service Medal recommended by Admiral Nimitz. In capturing the interplay of policy and personality and the role played by politics at the highest levels of the Navy, Carlson reveals a side of the intelligence community seldom seen by outsiders
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carlson, Elliot
Dewey number
  • 940.54/8673092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D774.M5
LC item number
C28 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rochefort, Joe
  • Midway, Battle of, 1942
  • Cryptographers
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Joe Rochefort's war : the odyssey of the codebreaker who outwitted Yamamoto at Midway, Elliot Carlson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 468-538) and index
Control code
ocn713188215
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 572 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781612510606
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011025666
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)713188215
Label
Joe Rochefort's war : the odyssey of the codebreaker who outwitted Yamamoto at Midway, Elliot Carlson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 468-538) and index
Control code
ocn713188215
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 572 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781612510606
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011025666
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)713188215

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