The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

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Author: Simon Singh
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by thebigdbandito   2018-02-16

What's the difference between this one and this one ?

by ginger_snapping   2018-02-16

https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/0385495323

This book is great. I read it a number of years ago and couldn't get enough.

by fduran   2017-08-19
"The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography" http://www.amazon.com/The-Code-Book-Science-Cryptography/dp/... has a chapter about the Enigma. This book is easy to read as a nice intro to many crypto topics.

"Alan Turing: The Enigma" http://www.amazon.com/Alan-Turing-Enigma-Andrew-Hodges/dp/08... , supposedly the best biography of Turing, I enjoyed it. There's quite a bit on his work on the Enigma but not technical.

by McP   2017-08-19
Simon Singh is the star speaker. His specialty is taking very dry subjects and writing about them in a way that makes them fascinating. "The Code Book" is his best IMO http://www.amazon.com/Code-Book-Science-Secrecy-Cryptography...
by borga   2017-08-19
And there is a lot of its history on the Code Book http://www.amazon.com/Code-Book-Science-Secrecy-Cryptography...