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The Codebreakers: The Story of Secret Writing

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Author: Kahn, David


Reference #: 1702

Status: For Sale

List Price: $50.00

Scribner, New York, 1996. [xviii] + 1,181 pp. Bibliography, extensive Notes; Index; Illustrated. One short note on the ffep; tender signature at p. 492-3, though binding still tight, firm and square; Else Fine in dj of the Revised and Updated work of 1967.

This is without doubt the definitive single-volume history of Cryptology from “The First 3,000 Years” to the breaking of the Enigma Code and beyond into the 90’s including two chapters devoted to Paracryptology. “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.” (Shipping will be extra for this large volume.)

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