Elizabeth Friedman is credited with decrypting more than 12,000 coded messages for #USCG intelligence during the nation-wide crackdown on alcohol smuggling. She's considered America's first female cryptanalyst. The #Prohibition , or Volstead Act, went into affect 100 years ago.
Jason Fagone's new book brings Elizabeth Friedman's deliberately erased accomplishments back into the limelight.
Elizabeth Friedman'>Codebreaker Elizabeth Friedman, was one of the first women to join the Coast Guard, and vital to busting smuggling
The Coast Guard's most potent weapon during prohibition? Elizabeth Friedman'>Codebreaker Elizabeth Friedman.