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The codebreakers : the story of secret writing

Author: David Kahn
Publisher: New York : Scribner, [1996] ©1996
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Revised edition]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
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kahn, David, 1930-
Codebreakers.
(DLC) 96031318
(OCoLC)35159231
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Kahn
ISBN: 9781439103555 1439103550
OCLC Number: 891941158
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 1181 pages) : illustrations.
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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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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Prepublication National Security Agency Evaluation, now declassified The book in its entirelty constitutes the most publicly revealing picture that has ever been presented of U.S. Sigint activities Read more...

 
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