Secret Warriors

Secret Warriors

The Spies, Scientists, and Code Breakers of World War I

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WW Norton
World War I is often viewed as a war fought by armies of millions living and fighting in trenches, aided by brutal machinery that cost the lives of many. But behind all of this an intellectual war was also being fought between engineers, chemists, code-breakers, physicists, doctors, mathematicians, and intelligence gatherers. This hidden war was to make a positive and lasting contribution to how war was conducted on land, at sea, and in the air, and most importantly, life at home.Secret Warriors provides an invaluable and fresh history of the World War I, profiling a number of the key incidents and figures which lead to great leaps forward for the twentieth century. Told in a lively and colorful narrative style, Secret Warriors reveals the unknown side of this tragic conflict.
A startling and vivid account of World War I that uncovers how wartime code-breaking, aeronautics, and scientific research that laid the foundation for much of the innovations of the twentieth century.

Baker & Taylor
Describes the scientists, engineers, doctors and mathematicians who were fighting World War I from the homefront, making positive and integral contributions in the areas of code-breaking, aeronautics and research that resulted in some of the century's most significant strides forward.

Book News
Downing, a television producer and writer, relates the stories of aviators, code breakers, engineers and chemists, doctors and surgeons, and propagandists and their scientific and intellectual achievements to World War I. He shows how scientists made a positive contribution (contrary to the view that the use of science in the war was through new destructive inventions), and explains how scientific and intellectual advancements impacted life after the war in areas like radio technology, medicine, aviation, and psychology. Distributed by W.W. Norton. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2015, c2014
ISBN: 9781605986944
Branch Call Number: 940.486 DOW
Characteristics: viii, 438 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., ports. ;,24 cm.


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