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Cracking Codes and Cryptograms for Dummies

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The fast and easy way to crack codes and cryptograms

Did you love Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol? Are you fascinated by secret codes and deciphering lost history? Cracking Codes and Cryptograms For Dummies shows you how to think like a symbologist to uncover mysteries and history by solving cryptograms and cracking codes that relate to Freemasonry, the Knights Templar, the Ill

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Paperback, 342 pages
Published October 2009 by Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
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Lisa Llamrei
A great introduction to the science of cryptography. This book gives an overview of the history of cryptography and tips for cracking various types of ciphers. There are three "conspiracies" for the reader to uncover by deciphering the codes, Hundreds of puzzles to work on. It was a lot of fun.

Lisa Llamrei,
author of "Reflection of the Gods".
Sara
Jan 27, 2011 Sara is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
It's a lot of fun so far. I've always loved trying to crack cryptograms and codes, and I'm really enjoying the combination of history, how-to, and puzzles.
Jessica
Definitely an interesting and informative read for people interested in cryptography, espionage, or simply puzzles of any kind.
Denise Sutherland
Jan 05, 2012 Denise Sutherland rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Despite being listed as by generic "Dummies" authors, it was actually written by me and my co-author, Mark Koltko-Rivera!
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Denise has studied biological sciences, chemistry, graphic design, and indexing. She is a professional puzzle writer. She has 10 puzzle books in print, including four titles in the For Dummies series.

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