AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast

The Secrets of America’s Greatest Codebreaker

March 28, 2022

Are codes the key to victory on the battlefield? In the build-up to World War I Colonel Parker Hitt recognized the Army’s non-existent cryptology methods could lead to countless deaths and created an entirely new system, laying a foundation that exists to this day. Host Joe Craig chats with Betsy Rohaly Smoot, the author of the new biography Parker Hitt: The Father of American Cryptology, to unlock the secrets of the man and his methods.

  • Guest: Betsy Rohaly Smoot, Author, Parker Hitt: The Father of American Military Cryptology

  • Host: Joe Craig, AUSA’s Book Program Director

Resources:

University Press of Kentucky:
Parker Hitt: The Father of American Military Cryptology

 

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