The codebreakers : the story of secret writing / by David Kahn.


New York : Macmillan, [1967] .
ISBN 9780025604605, 0025604600

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Subjects Ciphers -- History.
Ciphers.
Codierung.
Cryptographie -- Histoire.
Cryptography -- History.
Cryptography.
Geheimschrift.
Geschichte.
Informationstheorie.
Kryptologie.
Description xvi, 1164 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1967]
©1967
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 969-1137) and index.
Contents A few words -- One day of MAGIC -- The pageant 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 -- 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 -- PYCCKAR KPNNTONOTNR -- 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 cryptoloy -- Paracryptology. Ancestral voices -- Messages from outer space.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)717303
(OCoLC)ocm00717303
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WorldCat Identities Kahn, David, 1930-
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