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.
Better have a half year to read and absorb this comprehensive book.Published 3 months ago by Denis Allen
Was not what I expected. Am hoping to pass it on to someone else.Published 3 months ago by S. Nalley
This is a great work. I read it a number of years ago, and read it again. This copy I bought as a present for a very bright young man who showed and interest in both history and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bert
Extremely interesting and informative to me. I couldn't put it down.Published 7 months 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 13 months ago by Donald E. Haselwood
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 17 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