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The codebreakers : the comprehensive history of secret communication from ancient times to the Internet.

Author: David Kahn
Publisher: New York : Scribner's and Sons, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and updated edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Kahn
ISBN: 0684831309 9780684831305
OCLC Number: 59599150
Notes: Originally published: New York: Macmillan, 1967; London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1968.
Description: 1, 200 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: CONTENTSPreface to the Revised EditionPrefaceA Few Words1. One Day of MagicTHE PAGENT OF CRYPTOLOGY2. The First 3,000 Years3. The Rise of the West4. On the Origin of a Species5. The Era of the Black Chambers6. The Contribution of the Dilettantes7. Crises of the Union8. The Professor, the Soldier, and the Man on Devil's Island9. Room 4010. A War of Intercepts: I11. A War of Intercepts: II12. Two Americans13. Secrecy for Sale14. Duel in the Ether: The Axis15. Duel in the Ether: Neutrals and Allies16. Censors, Scramblers, and Spies17. The Scrutable Orientals18. Russkaya Kriptologiya ("Russian Cryptology")19. N.S.A.SIDESHOWS20. The Anatomy of Cryptology21. Heterogeneous Impulses22. Rumrunners, Businessmen, and Makers of Non-secret Codes23. Ciphers in the Past Tense24. The Pathology of CryptologyPARACRYPTOLOGY25. Ancestral Voices26. Messages from Outer SpaceTHE NEW CRYPTOLOGY27. Cryptology Goes PublicBibliographyNotes to TextAcknowledgmentsNotes to IllustrationsIndex
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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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