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The codebreakers : the story of secret writing

Author: David Kahn
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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Kahn traces history of codes and ciphers from the dawn of civilization and details their influence on war, commerce, diplomacy, and espionage.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Kahn
ISBN: 0684831309 9780684831305
OCLC Number: 35159231
Description: xviii, 1181 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: One day of magic --
The first 3,000 years --
The rise of the west --
On the origin of a species --
The era of the black chambers --
The contribution of the Dilettantes --
Crises of the union --
The professor, the soldier, and the man on devil's island --
Room 40 --
A war of intercepts: I --
A war of intercepts: II --
Two Americans --
Secrecy for sale --
Duel in the ether: the axis --
Duel in the ether: neutrals and allies --
Censors, scramblers, and spies --
The scrutable orientals --
Russkaya Kriptologiya --
N.S.A. --
The anatomy of cryptology --
Heterogeneous impulses --
Rumrunners, businessmen, and makers of non-secret codes --
Ciphers in the past tense --
The pathology of cryptology --
Ancestral voices --
Messages from outer space --
Cryptology goes public.
Other Titles: Story of secret writing
Responsibility: David Kahn.
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With a new chapter on computer security issues, this updated and revised history of codes and codebreaking takes the reader from the protocryptography of Egyptian Pharoah Khnuumhotep II through to  Read more...

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The Washington Post Kahn has produced a tour de force...The volume is an anthology of a hundred detective stories, one more ingenious than the last, and all real, central to the fate of armies and Read more...

 
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