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THE CODEBREAKERS David Kahn
the codebreakers pdf
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 4,000 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.
The CodeBreakers PDF
Author(s): David Kahn
Publisher: Scribner, Year: 1996