The Codebreakers -- the story of secret writing; first edition in dustjacket.
Macmillan, NY 1967, stated first printing; 1,164 pages, Index, photographs and illustrations, extensive chapter Notes section.
Condition: Very Good overall, hardcover no dustjacket; the backstrip of the binding is printed, the story of secret writing (much faded to illegibility on this binding). Maroon and dark blue cloth binding with some shelfwear. Binding is sound and secure, pages clean and unmarked.
Keywords: codebreakers, history of cryptography, history of cryptanalysis, history of cryptology, codebreaking in WWII, cyphers, history of secret communications, machine ciphers, history of coded messages, code breakers, david kahn
The classic and comprehensive history of secret communication, from ancient times to the threshold of outer space. SECTIONS include -- The Pageant of Cryptology -- the first 3,000 years; the rise of the West; on the origin of a species; the era of the Black Chambers; the contribution of the Dilettantes; Crises of the Union; The Professor, the Solider and the Man on Devil's Island; Room 40; A War of Intercepts, I and II; Two Americans; Secrecy for Sale; Duel in the Ether -- the Axis; Duel in the Ether -- Neutrals and Allies; Censors, Scramblers and Spies; The Scrutable Orientals; Russkaya Kriptologiya, the cryptologic excellence of the Soviet Union; N.S.A.; SIDESHOWS -- the Anatomy of Cryptology; Heterogeneous impulses; Rumrunners, businessmen, and makers of nonsecret codes; Ciphers in the past tense; the Pathology of Cryptology; PARACRYPTOLOGY -- ancestral voices; messages from outer space; Bibliography, notes to text, index, more.