Seizing the Enigma: The Race to Break the German U-Boats Codes, 1939-1943

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: David Kahn

Narrated By: Bernard Mayes

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: May 2012

Duration: 13 hours 34 minutes


For almost four desperate years between 1939 and 1943, British and American navies fought a savage, losing battle against German submarine wolf packs. The Allies might never have turned the tide of that historic battle without an intelligence coup. The race to break the German U-boat codes is one of the last great untold stories of World War II.

David Kahn, the world's leading historian of cryptology, brings to life this tense, behind-the-scenes drama for the first time. Seizing the Enigma provides the definitive account of how British and American code breakers fought a war of wits against Nazi naval communications and helped lead the Allies to victory in the crucial Battle of the Atlantic.

"The best historian of cryptography explains the cracking of the Naval Enigma cipher...David Kahn writes with authority and enthusiasm."-Simon Singh, author of The Code Book and Fermat's Last Theorem