Codebreakers The Comprehensive History of Secret Communication from Ancient Times to the Internet

ISBN-10: 0684831309

ISBN-13: 9780684831305

Edition: 2nd 1996

Authors: David Kahn

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Beginning with the ancient Egyptians, David Kahn takes the reader through the history of cryptography to the present day. He discusses how codes and ciphers are broken and examines the role they play in war and peace.
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 12/5/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1200
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

Preface to the Revised Edition
Preface A Few Words
One Day of Magic
The Pagent 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: 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 ("Russian Cryptology")
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 Cryptology
Paracryptology
Ancestral Voices
Messages from Outer Space
The New Cryptology
Cryptology Goes Public
Bibliography
Notes to Text
Acknowledgments
Notes to Illustrations
Index
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