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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

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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
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Contributor
Author
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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
UKMGB
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1936-
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Carlson, Elliot
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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United States Naval Institute
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  • Rochefort, Joe
  • United States
  • Cryptographers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Midway, Battle of, 1942
  • 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
Copyright
Note
First Naval Institute Press paperback edition published in 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 542-556) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Trolley to San Pedro -- Mustang -- Odyssey of a Codebreaker -- Fleet Gadfly, Tokyo Whiz -- The Admiral's Confidant -- Assignment Pearl Harbor -- A Most Unusual Place -- Rochefort's World -- Shadowing Yamamoto -- Encounter with Kimmel -- Ill wind -- Comedy of Errors -- Air Raid Pearl Harbor! -- The Long Wait for JN-25(b) -- Pearl Harbor Aftermath -- Strike Up the Band -- Koryaku Butai -- Not a Very Glorious Incident -- The Dungeon Comes Alive -- A Silk Purse Out of a Sow's Ear -- King Comes Calling -- Something is Brewing -- Five Days in May -- Rochefort's War -- Affirm Fox is Confirmed Here -- Nimitz Comes Around -- Our Man in Tokyo -- By Any and All Means -- Remedial Action -- Drydocked
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 572 pages
Isbn
9781591141617
Lccn
2011025666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)854618198
  • (OCoLC)ocn854618198
  • 927184
Label
Joe Rochefort's war : the odyssey of the codebreaker who outwitted Yamamoto at Midway, Elliot Carlson
Publication
Copyright
Note
First Naval Institute Press paperback edition published in 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 542-556) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Trolley to San Pedro -- Mustang -- Odyssey of a Codebreaker -- Fleet Gadfly, Tokyo Whiz -- The Admiral's Confidant -- Assignment Pearl Harbor -- A Most Unusual Place -- Rochefort's World -- Shadowing Yamamoto -- Encounter with Kimmel -- Ill wind -- Comedy of Errors -- Air Raid Pearl Harbor! -- The Long Wait for JN-25(b) -- Pearl Harbor Aftermath -- Strike Up the Band -- Koryaku Butai -- Not a Very Glorious Incident -- The Dungeon Comes Alive -- A Silk Purse Out of a Sow's Ear -- King Comes Calling -- Something is Brewing -- Five Days in May -- Rochefort's War -- Affirm Fox is Confirmed Here -- Nimitz Comes Around -- Our Man in Tokyo -- By Any and All Means -- Remedial Action -- Drydocked
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 572 pages
Isbn
9781591141617
Lccn
2011025666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)854618198
  • (OCoLC)ocn854618198
  • 927184

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