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Cryptanalysis: A Study of Ciphers and Their Solution

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Thorough, systematic introduction to serious cryptography, especially strong in modern forms of cipher solution used by experts. Nihilist, grille, U. S. Army, key-phrase, multiple-alphabet, Gronsfeld, Porta, Beaufort, periodic ciphers, and more. Simple and advanced methods. 166 specimens to solve — with solutions.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 1st 1989 by Dover Publications (first published 1939)
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a very solid book on cryptanalysis. it's just a little dry the entire time (you must have your own motivation to get through this one) and hard to follow (most of the time).
David
A classic on cryptanalysis from the 1930s. Boring though.
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