Code Breaker: The untold story of Richard Hayes

by Marc McMenamin


Code Breaker: The untold story of Richard Hayes | 9780717181612 | Marc McMenamin

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:05/10/2018 by Gill


The incredible true story of the librarian, the Nazi spy and Ireland’s secret role in turning the tide of World War II

When unassuming librarian Richard Hayes, a gifted polymath and cryptographer, was drafted by Irish intelligence services to track the movements of a prolific Nazi spy, Hermann Goertz, Dublin became the unlikely venue for one of the most thrilling episodes in Irish history.

In a complex game of cat-and-mouse that would wind its way through the city and its suburbs, Code Breaker reveals how Richard Hayes cracked a code that helped turn the tide of World War II, and uncovers a secret history of the capital that has remained hidden in plain view for the past 70 years.