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How to Tell a Secret Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Breaking Codes and Conveying Covert Information

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ISBN-10: 0061137944

ISBN-13: 9780061137945

Edition: 2007

Authors: P. J. Huff, J. G. Lewin

List price: $14.95
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Discover the world's most cryptic stories-hush-hush operations, hidden agendas, and infamous secrets, both new and ancient-in this illustrated history that unveils the terms, events, people, institutions, technology, and tools of the trade. Explore secret communications in the military, daily life, world history, and popular culture as you get the low-down on cryptanalysis, military codes, secret clubs and decoder rings, invisible ink, baseball signals, spy novels, computer encryption, hobo codes, and more. You may think that nobody could hide a secret in front of your nose. If that's the case, try to crack Kryptos, a never-before-solved puzzle, reproduced on pages 234-235. …    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction
A Cipher Primer
Elements of Secret-Telling
Ciphers
Codes
Steganography
The Ancients
The Rebus
Pictograms
The Rosetta Stone and Hieroglyphics
Wax Tablets and Slave Pates
Runes, Ogham, and Archaic Languages
Windtalkers
Hiding in Plain Sight
Slaves' Signals
The Hobo Code
Urban Graffiti
Tattoos
Secret Clubs and Decoder Rings
Signals in Professional Sports
Army Signals in the Field
The Devices of Secrecy
Courier Devices
Encryption Devices
Japanese Purple and German Enigma
SIGSALY
The Rise of Computer Encryption
Hide 'n' Seek
Getting It Past the Censors
Censorship in Wartime
Camouflage and Disguise
MIS-X
Microdots and Misdirection
Fun with Pixels
Data Havens
National Secrets
Secrets of Presidential Health
A Tradition of Secrets
Spies of the Revolution
Secrets of the New Nation
Civil War Intelligence
Development of Intelligence Services
Deception and Misdirection
The Manhattan Project
Some Famous Secrets Revealed
Secrets Lost
Secrets Revealed
Secrets Discerned: Magic Operations
Secrets Leaked: Watergate
Secrets Recorded: Monicagate
Secrets Published: The Pentagon Papers
Secrets Sold: Robert Hanssen
Secrets Yet to Be Revealed: Kryptos
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
Picture Credits