Mysterious Messages

Mysterious Messages

A History of Codes and Ciphers

eBook - 2009 | 1st ed.
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From the ingenious ciphers of Italian princes to the spy books of the Civil War to the advanced techniques of the CIA, codes and code breaking have played important roles throughout history.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dutton Children's Books, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781101151013
1101151013
9781101149720
1101149728
Characteristics: 170 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Henry, Jason - Illustrator
Contents: Clay, wax and Greece
The rise and fall of Rome
Ham and Bacon
A disk, a grille and a tableau
Babington, beer and Baconian biliteralisim
Prisons, pigpens and black chambers
The two revolutions
Security suffers some severe setbacks
The blue and the gray (and the green and the brown)
Agony, dancing men and buried treasure
The manuscript, the machine and the Mexican message
Romance, rum and Romaji
Hounds, magicians and indians
Bookies, spies and POWs
Colossus, Lucifer and Kryptos.
Summary: From the ingenious ciphers of Italian princes to the spy books of the Civil War to the advanced techniques of the CIA, codes and code breaking have played important roles throughout history.

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