Codebreaker: The History of Secret Communication Hardcover – Oct 3 2006
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About the Author
Stephen Pincock is a news editor for The Scientist magazine, and a science columnist for the Financial Times magazine. A trained biochemist and science journalist, Pincock has long had a fascination for deciphering codes and for the history of espionage. He has written widely about the history and development of cryptology, technology, and science.
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It is a fun and informative read if you are interested in an overview of the history of cryptography.
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There are sections throughout the book where the reader is introduced to the important people relating to specific codes, as well as many sections about codes that are still unbroken.
The author chronicles all the important codes and their impact upon history from way back in ancient Egypt as well as Caesar's code, all the way through to the future of codes; quantum cryptography, and everything in between.
This is a superb book in every manner, and a thoroughly enjoyable read.
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