Book Review / November 29, 2019
Book Review - Enigma Code Breakers

Enigma Code Breakers

How Breaking the Nazi Code Helped Win World War II
By: Michael Kerrigan

Book Reivew

Nerd Alert! The Enigma Code Breakers is a fascinating outlay of how the secret British group of code breakers at Bletchley Park played an increasingly more integral role in World War 2 Successes. By the end of the war they were able to read most of the German dispatches in real time. German Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt expressed to his interrogators at the end of the war, "I don't understand how you could more or less be everywhere at once...".

I had two frustrations with this book - one because of me and one because of the author (I think). My problem was that I still don't know enough about WW2, and this book isn't about that. Instead it traces the role of these code breakers throughout the war.

One mistake Michael Kerrigan made (I think) is transitioning to using these code breakers interchangeably as ULTRA. I think the transition happened at page 51, but it wasn't clear. I could have missed where the transition was made clear which is why I say I think this was an author issue.

Book Review / Nov 29
Book Review - Enigma Code Breakers

Enigma Code Breakers

How Breaking the Nazi Code Helped Win World War II
By: Michael Kerrigan

Book Reivew

Nerd Alert! The Enigma Code Breakers is a fascinating outlay of how the secret British group of code breakers at Bletchley Park played an increasingly more integral role in World War 2 Successes. By the end of the war they were able to read most of the German dispatches in real time. German Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt expressed to his interrogators at the end of the war, "I don't understand how you could more or less be everywhere at once...".

I had two frustrations with this book - one because of me and one because of the author (I think). My problem was that I still don't know enough about WW2, and this book isn't about that. Instead it traces the role of these code breakers throughout the war.

One mistake Michael Kerrigan made (I think) is transitioning to using these code breakers interchangeably as ULTRA. I think the transition happened at page 51, but it wasn't clear. I could have missed where the transition was made clear which is why I say I think this was an author issue.

Personal Updates

This is a password protected section available to those who know me in some fashion. If you know me and you do not already have a login, you can request a login here.

Personal Updates
Book Reviews

I am nuts about books. I read on all kinds of topics. I attempt to review each book I read for the sake of my own enrichment as well as conversation starters with others.

My Book Reviews
Pastoral Ministry

God has called me to be a pastor, and occasionally I have some pastoral thoughts I like to share.

Pastoral Posts
The Attic

You never know what you will find in an attic! Usually there is a hodgepodge of things buried under dust.

Explore the Attic
Technology

Most of what is included here are notes to myself. The majority of folks will not find interest in these posts.

Technology Posts