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Weighty and thorough.
Between this , Simon Singh and Helen Fouche Gaines, one has reason to assume that an extensive introduction to this field of knowledge has been gained.
This is the essential history of cryptography at least through WW II. But of course, at the time it was published none of the ULTRA and Enigma decrypts had been released. Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2001 by El Cutachero
This book is excellent. It gives the history of cryptography from ancient times up to recent events. Read more
Definitely one of those books that will lead to a month or two of *excellent* reading. Kahn covers a mountainload of material, all at a light-to-medium depth, enough to wet your... Read morePublished on July 14 2001
I finally broke down and bought Kahn's THE CODEBREAKERS since it was generally recommended as *the* popular book on the topic. Read morePublished on April 22 2001 by Greg Goebel
This book is not intended to teach the reader how to design or cryptanalyze codes and ciphers; it is a history book, and a really great one. Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2001 by Victor A. Vyssotsky
I was amazed at the amount of information that David Kahn put into this book. Originally written in the 60's, he updated the book about five years ago to include the internet and... Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2001 by Greg Wolfinger
.. .Kahn's book was the second book I read on the history of cryptology, Simon Singh's "The Code Book" being the first. Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2001 by Richard T. Leitner