This is the only history book that I ever found to be worth reading.
This massive, exhaustively-researched book by David Kahn examines the HISTORY of cryptography from the dawn of civilization to the darkness of the Cold War.
.Kahn's book was the second book I read on the history of cryptology, Simon Singh's "The Code Book" being the first.
Extremely interesting and informative to me. I couldn't put it down.Published 25 days ago by Kenneth McMahon
A bit disappointing. The book was << NOT >> edited to reflect country name-changes.
Some machine names are incorrect. It does not the DES war. Read more
An incredible amount of detail into the history of code breaking and the stories of the people involved. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Donald E. Haselwood
I finally broke down and bought Kahn's THE CODEBREAKERS since it was generally recommended as *the* popular book on the topic. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Greg Goebel
Good Book but much, too much encrypting and code language, some of which one has to spend re-reading page after page and going back pages to make notes so that advance to next page... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Robert Walsh
This is the definitive reference if you want to know the complete history of code breaking.
But I would recommend getting the Kindle version because there are lots of... Read more
A very detailed study of cryptography, especially during the renaissance and World Wars One and Two. Read morePublished 13 months ago by uayfb1
It's big, no huge! Not finished the book by far, but it is a great source of information if you want to know the history of encryption.Published 13 months ago by P. Hofman
This book was given to my husband for his birthday since he had talked about it for many years. He is fascinated with code, writes programs for the computer, and has wanted to know... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jacqueline M. Jones