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Code Warriors by Stephen Budiansky
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Read 3 times. Last read February 10, 2017 to February 24, 2017.

Excellent overall history of the NSA and both its cryptographic and SIGINT sides. Unfortunately details of the successes it had with breaking top-level Russian codes starting in 1979, after a drought of over 30 years, were left out of the book as they are still classified to this day. Other than that, it's a very enjoyable and illuminating book for anyone interested in the history of the NSA up through the end of the Cold War.
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Reading Progress

February 10, 2017 – Started Reading
February 10, 2017 – Started Reading
February 10, 2017 – Started Reading
February 10, 2017 – Shelved
February 10, 2017 –
page 153
36.78%
February 20, 2017 –
page 249
59.86%
February 23, 2017 –
page 306
73.56%
February 24, 2017 –
page 306
73.56%
February 24, 2017 – Finished Reading
February 24, 2017 – Finished Reading
February 24, 2017 – Finished Reading

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