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In his previous book, Fatherland, Robert Harris told a futuristic story of intrigue, internecine struggle, and murder in the Third Reich following the defeat of the Allies in Europe. Harris’ new novel, Enigma, takes as its backdrop the more historic Allied efforts to crack the Nazis’ sophisticated secret code of the same name. Harris discusses his book, his extensive research, and the WWII role of Allied codebreaking at 8 p.m. at the Museum of American History’s Carmichael Auditorium, 14th & Constitution Ave. NW. $13. For reservations call (202) 357-3030. (Andrew Webster)