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Colossus : the secrets of Bletchley Park's codebreaking computers

Author: B Jack Copeland
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Shrouded in secrecy until recently, Colossus was the world's first fully-functioning electronic computer, built during the Second World War and used at Bletchley Park to crack the codes of high-level  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B Jack Copeland
ISBN: 9780199578146 0199578141
OCLC Number: 441191591
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Description: xvi, 462 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A brief history of cryptography from Caesar to Bletchley Park / Simon Singh --
How it began : Bletchley Park goes to war / Michael Smith --
The German Tunny machine / Jack Copeland --
Colossus, codebreaking, and the digital age / Stephen Budiansky --
Machine against machine / Jack Copeland --
D-Day at Bletchley Park / Thomas H. Flowers --
Intercept! / Jack Copeland --
Colossus / Thomas H. Flowers --
Colossus and the rise of the modern computer / Jack Copeland --
The PC user's guide to Colossus / Benjamin Wells --
Of men and machines / Brian Randell --
The Colossus rebuild / Tony Sale --
Mr. Newman's section / Jack Copeland, with Catherine Caughey ... [et al.] --
Max Newman : mathematician, codebreaker, and computer pioneer / William Newman --
Living with Fish : breaking Tunny in the Newmanry and the Testery / Peter Hilton --
From Hut 8 to the Newmanry / Irving John "Jack" Good --
Codebreaking and Colossus / Donald Michie --
Major Tester's section / Jerry Roberts --
Setter and breaker / Roy Jenkins --
An ATS girl in the Testery / Helen Currie --
The Testery and the breaking of Fish / Peter Edgerley --
Dollis Hill at war / Jack Copeland, with David Bolam ... [et al.] --
The British Tunny machine / Gil Hayward --
How Colossus was built and operated : one of its engineers reveals its secrets / Harry Fensom --
Bletchley Park's Sturgeon : the Fish that laid no eggs / Frode Weierud --
German teleprinter traffic and Swedish wartime intelligence / Craig McKay.
Responsibility: B. Jack Copeland and others ; edited by B. Jack Copeland.
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Copeland's book is a masterpiece. George Dyson, author of Turing's Cathedral Review from previous edition Copeland and other contributors have rightly done Flowers and the Tunny code-breakers proud Read more...

 
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