The Codebreakers

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

av David Kahn. Inbunden, 1997

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  • Inbunden (Hardback)
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 1200
  • Utg.datum: 1997-10-01
  • Upplaga: 2 Rev ed
  • Förlag: Simon & Schuster
  • Illustrationer: 3 8-pg inserts
  • Dimensioner: 250 x 166 x 62 mm
  • Vikt: 1620 g
  • Antal komponenter: 1
  • ISBN: 9780684831305

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The Washington Post Kahn has produced a tour de force...The volume is an anthology of a hundred detective stories, one more ingenious than the last, and all real, central to the fate of armies and kingdoms...Magnificent. The Christian Science Monitor A literary blockbuster...for many evening of gripping reading, no better choice can be made than this book. Time Perhaps the best and most complete account of cryptography yet published. The New York Times Book Review A notable achievement...Mr. Kahn has presented the specialist and the general public with a lavishly comprehensive introduction to a subject of basic significance for both. 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 and the agencies engaged in this field.

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David Kahn, a recently visiting historian at the National Security Agency, is the world's leading expert on the history of cryptology, and the author of Hitler's Spies, Seizing the Enigma, and Kahn on Codes, as well as articles in numerous popular and technical journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Modern History from Oxford. An editor at Newsday, he lives in Great Neck, New York.


CONTENTS Preface to the Revised Edition Preface A Few Words 1. One Day of Magic THE PAGENT OF CRYPTOLOGY 2. The First 3,000 Years 3. The Rise of the West 4. On the Origin of a Species 5. The Era of the Black Chambers 6. The Contribution of the Dilettantes 7. Crises of the Union 8. The Professor, the Soldier, and the Man on Devil's Island 9. Room 40 10. A War of Intercepts: I 11. A War of Intercepts: II 12. Two Americans 13. Secrecy for Sale 14. Duel in the Ether: The Axis 15. Duel in the Ether: Neutrals and Allies 16. Censors, Scramblers, and Spies 17. The Scrutable Orientals 18. Russkaya Kriptologiya ("Russian Cryptology") 19. N.S.A. SIDESHOWS 20. The Anatomy of Cryptology 21. Heterogeneous Impulses 22. Rumrunners, Businessmen, and Makers of Non-secret Codes 23. Ciphers in the Past Tense 24. The Pathology of Cryptology PARACRYPTOLOGY 25. Ancestral Voices 26. Messages from Outer Space THE NEW CRYPTOLOGY 27. Cryptology Goes Public Bibliography Notes to Text Acknowledgments Notes to Illustrations Index