Breaking the code: a Father's Secret, a Daughter's Journey, and the Question That Changed Everything

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On his 81st birthday, without explanation, Karen Fisher-Alaniz's father placed two weathered notebooks on her lap. Inside were more than 400 pages of letters he'd written to his parents during WWII. She began reading them, and the more she read, the more she discovered about the man she never knew. They began to meet for lunch every week, for her to ask him questions, and him to provide the answers. It was through this process that she discovered the secret role he played in WWII. Karen's father was part of a small and elite group of men who were trained to copy and break top-secret Japanese code transmitted in Katakana. Through this journey, with painful memories now at the forefront of his thoughts, Karen's father began to suffer, making their meetings as much about healing as discovery. Thus began an unintended journey-one taken by a father and daughter who thought they knew each other-as they became newly bound in ways that transcended age and time.
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subject_facet BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, Electronic books, Fathers and daughters -- United States -- Biography, Fisher, Murray William, -- 1921-, Fisher, Murray William, -- 1921- -- Correspondence, Fisher-Alaniz, Karen, HISTORY / United States / 20th Century, Sailors -- United States -- Biography, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area, World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography, World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
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title Breaking the code : a Father's Secret, a Daughter's Journey, and the Question That Changed Everything
title_display Breaking the code : a father's secret, a daughter's journey, and the question that changed everything
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title_sort breaking the code a father's secret, a daughter's journey, and the question that changed everything
title_sub a Father's Secret, a Daughter's Journey, and the Question That Changed Everything
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topic_facet Campaigns, Cryptography, Electronic books, Fathers and daughters, Fisher, Murray William, Fisher-Alaniz, Karen, Personal narratives, American, Sailors, World War, 1939-1945