Stephenson, Neal

| 1999

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With this extraordinary first volume in what promises to be an epoch-making masterpiece, Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century. In 1942, Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse - mathematical genius and young Captain in the U.S. Navy - is assigned to detachment 2702. It is an outfit so secret that only a handful of people know it exists, and some of those people have names like Churchill and Roosevelt. The mission of Watrehouse and Detatchment 2702-commanded by Marine Raider Bobby Shaftoe-is to keep the Nazis ignorant of the fact that Allied Intelligence has cracked the enemy's fabled Enigma code. It is a game, a cryptographic chess match between Waterhouse and his German counterpart, translated into action by the gung-ho Shaftoe and his forces. Fast-forward to the present,...

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Karl Nordström



A bit naive in the end.... not enough thought fuel to fill the 1000 pages


Erik Jussi



Önskar att jag inte läst den här boken, bara massa orddravel.

Sandra Abrahamsson



Spännande bok som gav nya inblickar i andra världskrigets historia. Många intressanta små fakta dyker upp med jämna mellanrum