Kindle Price: $12.99

Save $4.01 (24%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union by [Budiansky, Stephen]
Kindle App Ad

Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 76 customer reviews

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$12.99

Length: 416 pages Word Wise: Enabled
  • Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download

click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Editorial Reviews

Review

One of the Wall Street Journal's Top Ten Nonfiction Books of the year

Washington Post Notable Book

“This is a balanced, authoritative portrait of an institution in which brilliant innovation in mathematics, computing and technology has coexisted with gross invasions of societal privacy.”
Nature 

“Budiansky ably guides readers through the technical details of code breaking and the bureaucratic wrangling that so often bedevils intelligence work.” —Foreign Affairs
 
“Admirable.... The NSA became a vast and powerful intelligence agency in the digital age. This book illuminates the early years.” —Washington Post
 
“An exciting...account of the National Security Agency’s efforts to discover the Soviet Union’s secrets.” —Wall Street Journal
 
“The dysfunctions and overreach of the total surveillance state were present at its birth, according to this engrossing history of the National Security Administration. Journalist Budiansky traces the development of American signals intelligence... [and] is lucid in describing the science and art of breaking complex ciphers, which helped drive advances in electronics and computing… Budiansky leavens the history and technology with colorful profiles of crytographers and spies; the results is a lively account of how today’s information controversies emerged.”
Publishers Weekly

“A skillful history of America's World War II code-breaking and the rise of the National Security Agency.”Kirkus 

About the Author

STEPHEN BUDIANSKY was the national security correspondent and foreign editor of U.S. News & World Report, Washington editor of Nature, and editor of World War II magazine. He is the author of six books of military and intelligence history, including Blackett’s War, a Washington Post Notable Book. He has served as a Congressional Fellow, he frequently lectures on intelligence and military history, and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Economist, and other publications. He is a member of the editorial board of Cryptologia, the leading academic journal of codes, codebreaking, and cryptologic history.


From the Hardcover edition.

Product details

  • File Size: 38378 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage (June 14, 2016)
  • Publication Date: June 14, 2016
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B015VA8OBK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,054 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Customer reviews

Rated by customers interested in
Military History
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
Asian History
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
Politics & Government Books
3.7 out of 5 stars
3.7 out of 5 stars

Top customer reviews

on September 3, 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on October 4, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on December 12, 2016
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on August 17, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on June 6, 2017
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on July 29, 2016
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on January 12, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on November 25, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Most recent customer reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union