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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. As an added bonus, the e-book edition of this New York Times bestseller includes an excerpt from Stephenson's new novel, Seveneves.
In 1942, Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse—mathematical...
Native American Heritage Month (older kids)
Native American Heritage Month (picture books)
Go behind the scenes of Bletchley Park, where everyday men and women risked everything for Queen and Country.
A remarkable look at day-to-day life of the codebreakers whose clandestine efforts helped win World War II
Bletchley Park looked like any other sprawling country estate. In reality, however, it was the top-secret headquarters of Britain’s Government Code and Cypher School—and the site...
MPL-Women Who Made History
Women's History Month - Teens
Women's History Month 2023
17) The killing code
On his 81st birthday, without explanation, Karen Fisher-Alaniz's father placed two weathered notebooks on her lap. Inside were more than 400 pages of letters he'd written to his parents during WWII. She began reading them, and the more she read, the more she discovered about the man she never knew.
They began to meet for lunch every week, for her to ask him questions, and him to provide the answers. It was through this process that she discovered...
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