- Paperback: 704 pages
- Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal (September 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1579124852
- ISBN-13: 978-1579124854
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1.7 x 7.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #419,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Codes, Ciphers, Secrets and Cryptic Communication: Making and Breaking Secret Messages from Hieroglyphs to the Internet Paperback – September 1, 2005
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Complete: I have read many books that talk about Rommel's army reading the codes sent by the American military attache in Cairo. But I didn't know that this was in the 'Black' code, and that the capture of the German radio outpost at Tel-el-Eisa revealed the fact that the Black code had been broken and that then the Allies began using the Black code with false information.
Current: The U.S. Navy used a cipher machine during WW II called the ECM Mark II. Information on this machine was declassified in 1996 (60 years after the machine was adopted), and that information is included here.
An interesting section of the book is on Unsolved Scripts. Here are some writing samples discovered by archaeologists that remain unsolved.
This book does not go into modern computer based codes. These have gotten so complex that you need a book on them by themselves, as well as a degree in mathematics.