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The codebreakers : the story of secret writing

Author: David Kahn
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, [1967] ©1967
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first comprehensive history of secret communication from ancient times to the threshold of outer space.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kahn, David, 1930-
Codebreakers.
New York, Macmillan [1967]
(OCoLC)654705799
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Kahn
ISBN: 0025604600 9780025604605 0297767852 9780297767855
OCLC Number: 717303
Description: xvi, 1164 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A few words --
One day of MAGIC --
The pageant of cryptology. 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 --
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 --
PYCCKAR KPNNTONOTNR --
N.S.A. --
Sideshows. The anatomy of cryptology --
Heterogeneous impulses --
Rumrunners, businessmen, and makers of non-secret codes --
Ciphers in the past tense --
The pathology of cryptoloy --
Paracryptology. Ancestral voices --
Messages from outer space.
Responsibility: by David Kahn.

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The first comprehensive history of secret communication from ancient times to the threshold of outer space.

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