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Title:The Codebreakers: The Comprehensive History of Secret Communication from Ancient Times to the Internet
Format Type:Ebook
Author:David Kahn
Publisher:Scribner
ISBN:0684831309
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:1200
Category:History, Non fiction, Science, Mathematics, Technology

The Codebreakers: The Comprehensive History of Secret Communication from Ancient Times to the Internet by David Kahn

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Codebreakers: The Comprehensive History of Secret Communication from Ancient Times to the Internet The magnificent unrivaled history of codes and ciphers how they re made how they re broken and the many and fascinating roles they ve played since the dawn of civilization in war business diplomacy and espionage updated with a new chapter on computer cryptography and the Ultra secret .

Man has created codes to keep secrets and has broken codes to learn those secrets since the time of the Pharaohs For years fierce battles have been waged between codemakers and codebreakers and the story of these battles is civilization s secret history the hidden account of how wars were won and lost diplomatic intrigues foiled business secrets stolen governments ruined computers hacked From the XYZ Affair to the Dreyfus Affair from the Gallic War to the Persian Gulf from Druidic runes and the kaballah to outer space from the Zimmermann telegram to Enigma to the Manhattan Project codebreaking has shaped the course of human events to an extent beyond any easy reckoning Once a government monopoly cryptology today touches everybody It secures the Internet keeps e mail private maintains the integrity of cash machine transactions and scrambles TV signals on unpaid for channels David Kahn s i The Codebreakers i takes the measure of what codes and codebreaking have meant in human history in a single comprehensive account astonishing in its scope and enthralling in its execution Hailed upon first publication as a book likely to become the definitive work of its kind i The Codebreakers i has more than lived up to that prediction it remains unsurpassed With a brilliant new chapter that makes use of previously classified documents to bring the book thoroughly up to date and to explore the myriad ways computer codes and their hackers are changing all of our lives i The Codebreakers i is the skeleton key to a thousand thrilling true stories of intrigue mystery and adventure It is a masterpiece of the historian s art

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