Title: The Lost World of Bletchley Park: An ...
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd
Book Condition: New
The first comprehensive illustrated history of Bletchley Park. Num Pages: 192 pages, b/w and colour illustrations throughout. BIC Classification: 1DBKESD; 3JJH; HBJD1; HBLW; HBWQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 257 x 196 x 22. Weight in Grams: 902. . 2013. 1St Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781781311912
Synopsis: The huge success of Sinclair?s The Secret Life of Bletchley Park ? a quarter of a million copies sold to date ? has been symptomatic of a similarly dramatic increase in visitors to Bletchley Park itself, the Victorian mansion in Buckinghamshire now open as an engrossing museum of wartime codebreaking. Aurum is publishing the first comprehensive illustrated history of this remarkable place, from its prewar heyday as a country estate under the Liberal MP Sir Herbert Leon, through its wartime requisition with the addition of the famous huts within the grounds, from the place where modern computing was invented and the German Enigma code was cracked, to its post-war dereliction and then rescue towards the end of the twentieth century as a museum whose visitor numbers have more than doubled in the last five years. Featuring over 200 photographs, some previously unseen, and text by Sinclair McKay, this will be an essential purchase for everyone interested in the place where codebreaking helped to win the war.
About the Author: Sinclair McKay writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph and The Secret Listeners and has written books about James Bond and Hammer horror for Aurum. His next book, about the wartime "Y" Service during World War II, is due to be published by Aurum in 2012. He lives in London.
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