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The Code Book by Simon Singh
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Apr 26, 2012

really liked it
Read in December, 2011

Who would have thought a book about cryptography and cryptanalysis could be so interesting. Singh brings a fantastic historical perspective into the battle between code makers and code breakers. The unsung heroes of wars, the deciphering of ancient languages, and the breakthroughs in science and mathematics that make secure communications and electronic commerce possible are made approachable through Singh's great work in this book. A great historical look into the use of ciphers and how they were cracked. For the geek at heart... this one is for you.

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