The Perilous Expedition Through Plague-ridden Egypt to Uncover the Ancient Mysteries of the Hieroglyphs
Author: Jean-François Champollion
Publisher: Gibson Square Books
The most controversial subjects of the 19th century were first the hieroglyphs and later Darwinism. The hieroglyphs potentially offered a rival record of history that challenged the truthfulness of the Bible. These are the secret diary notes Champollion made on his trip to Egypt in 1828.
Author: Taylor Downing
Publisher: The Overlook Press
The essential book on Churchill's passion for innovation and the science of war --from codes to radar to bouncing bombs. indefatigable patriot, seasoned soldier, incomparable orator, and, with Franklin Delano Roosevelt, leader of men --Winston Churchill's greatness in the allies' triumphant victory in World War ii is undisputed. yet, of his many unique qualities, Churchill's enduring legacy is attributable at least in equal part to his unshakeable fascination for the science of war. Churchill's War Lab reveals how Churchill's passion for military history, his inimitable leadership style, and his dedicated support of radical ideas would lead to new technologies and tactics that would enable an allied victory. no war generated more incredible theories, technical advances, and scientific leaps. from the development of radar and the decoding brilliance of Bletchley Park to the study of the D-Day beaches and the use of bouncing bombs, Churchill's War Lab is an exciting new take on Churchill as a complex, powerful, and inventive war leader.
Author: Richard E. Smith
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
An ideal text for introductory information security courses, the second edition of Elementary Information Security provides a comprehensive yet easy-to-understand introduction to the complex world of cyber security and technology. Thoroughly updated with recently reported cyber security incidents, this essential text enables students to gain direct experience by analyzing security problems and practicing simulated security activities. Emphasizing learning through experience, Elementary Information Security, Second Edition addresses technologies and cryptographic topics progressing from individual computers to more complex Internet-based systems.
Pioneer Cryptanalyst Elizebeth Smith Friedman
Author: G. Stuart Smith
Protesters called it an act of war when the U.S. Coast Guard sank a Canadian-flagged vessel in the Gulf of Mexico in 1929. It took a cool-headed codebreaker solving a "trunk-full" of smugglers' encrypted messages to get Uncle Sam out of the mess: Elizebeth Smith Friedman's groundbreaking work helped prove the boat was owned by American gangsters. This book traces the career of a legendary U.S. law enforcement agent, from her work for the Allies during World War I through Prohibition, when she faced danger from mobsters while testifying in high profile trials. Friedman founded the cryptanalysis unit that provided evidence against American rum runners and Chinese drug smugglers. During World War II, her decryptions brought a Japanese spy to justice and her Coast Guard unit solved the Enigma ciphers of German spies. Friedman's "all source intelligence" model is still used by law enforcement and counterterrorism agencies against 21st century threats.
Author: Peter Donovan,John Mack
This book reveals the historical context and the evolution of the technically complex Allied Signals Intelligence (Sigint) activity against Japan from 1920 to 1945. It traces the all-important genesis and development of the cryptanalytic techniques used to break the main Japanese Navy code (JN-25) and the Japanese Army’s Water Transport Code during WWII. This is the first book to describe, explain and analyze the code breaking techniques developed and used to provide this intelligence, thus closing the sole remaining gap in the published accounts of the Pacific War. The authors also explore the organization of cryptographic teams and issues of security, censorship, and leaks. Correcting gaps in previous research, this book illustrates how Sigint remained crucial to Allied planning throughout the war. It helped direct the advance to the Philippines from New Guinea, the sea battles and the submarine onslaught on merchant shipping. Written by well-known authorities on the history of cryptography and mathematics, Code Breaking in the Pacific is designed for cryptologists, mathematicians and researchers working in communications security. Advanced-level students interested in cryptology, the history of the Pacific War, mathematics or the history of computing will also find this book a valuable resource.
Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Games & Activities
Cipher and decipher codes: transposition and polyalphabetical ciphers, famous codes, typewriter and telephone codes, codes that use playing cards, knots, and swizzle sticks . . . even invisible writing and sending messages through space. 45 diagrams.
Author: Gyles Brandreth
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Brandreth is the true Samuel Pepys of our day." Andrew Neil, BBC Radio Five Live "Brandreth, for my money, offers about the most honest, and the most amusing, account of the demented, beery futility of the Tory-ruled Commons in the 1990s." Boris Johnson, Daily Telegraph "Hilariously acute ... Irresistible." Matthew d'Ancona, Sunday Telegraph "Extremely touching ... Brandreth emerges as a decent, amusing, talented and charming man." Simon Heffer, Daily Mail "As a witty and insightful chronicler ... Brandreth is unsurpassed." Michael Simmons, The Spectator Gyles Brandreth's revealing journal paints an extraordinary portrait of Whitehall and Westminster in our time - warts and all. Brandreth - MP for Chester and government whip - enjoyed a ringside seat at the great political events of the 1990s, from the fall of Margaret Thatcher to the election of Tony Blair. With candid descriptions of the key figures of the era, from the leading players to the ministers who fell from grace, and a cast that includes the Queen, Bill Clinton and Joanna Lumley, these widely acclaimed diaries provide a fascinating insight into both the reality of modern government and the bizarre life of a parliamentary candidate and new MP. Controversially, Breaking the Code also contains the first ever insider's account of the hitherto secret world that is the Government Whips' Office. This new, complete edition features material previously excised for legal reasons, as well as additional diaries that take the story on another ten years to the departure of Tony Blair and the arrival as Tory leader of David Cameron - a bright young hopeful when Brandreth first meets him in 1993.
Author: George Edward Stanley
Three friends form a codebreaking service and meet a motley cast of characters including a Bulgarian spy, a man from the State Department, and a little old lady who wants her diary encoded.
Author: Alisa Smith
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
In this literate and action-packed historical thriller, set during World War II, a plucky code-breaker fights to keep a deadly secret as her Bonnie-and-Clyde past threatens to catch up with her. Thirty-year-old Lena Stillman is living a perfectly respectable life when a shocking newspaper headline calls up her past: it concerns her former lover, charismatic bank robber Bill Bagley. A romantic and charming figure, Lena had tried to forget him by resuming her linguistic studies, which led to her recruitment as a Navy code-breaker intercepting Japanese messages during World War II. But can Lena keep her own secrets? Threatening notes and the appearance of an old diary that recalls her gangster days are poised to upset her new life. Whom can she really trust? Is there a spy among the code-breakers? And who is it that wants her dead? “Alisa Smith’s novel Speakeasy, set in the thirties and forties, is written with great authority. A wonderful read, and very convincing.” —Richard Bausch, author of Something Is Out There and Peace
The Secret Diary of One POW's Long March to Freedom
Author: Alex Kerr
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Alex Kerr's Wellington, a twin-engine bomber, was shot down over Germany in 1941. At first hospitalised with hopes of repatriation, he unexpectedly found himself a prisoner in a German POW camp. Throughout those trying four years he was held captive, Alex kept a secret diary. This book reproduces his diary entries in a fascinating account of all aspects of life in a wartime prison. He describes being part of the infamous ‘Long March’ during which he and his comrades were strafed by Allied aircraft; 60 POWs were killed and 100 wounded. Alex escaped the march with a mate, passing through the front lines between the British and German forces to commandeer a German mayor’s car and drive back to Brussels to take the next aircraft to freedom. Alex’s charm and optimistic outlook will buoy the reader throughout, and the camaraderie between he and his captive comrades is always entertaining. This is an authentic Second World War adventure — from being shot out of the sky, to incarceration and the ultimate triumph of escape and the end of the war.
Author: Damian Dibben
Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag
Es ist Zeit für neue Helden! Jake Djones führt ein ganz gewöhnliches Leben – bis er eines Tages vom Geheimbund der Geschichtshüter erfährt. Die Agenten dieses Bundes eröffnen Jake nicht nur, dass er durch die Zeit reisen kann, sie benötigen auch noch seine Hilfe. Der skrupellose Prinz Xander Zeldt will die Vergangenheit nach seinem Willen verändern und der Welt damit für alle Zeit seine Herrschaft aufzwingen. Gemeinsam mit den besten Agenten der Geschichtshüter begibt Jake sich auf eine gefährliche Mission ins Venedig des 16. Jahrhunderts. Das Schicksal der Menschheit hängt allein von ihrer Entschlossenheit ab – in der Vergangenheit, der Gegenwart und der Zukunft ...
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Bei dieser Ausgabe handelt es sich um ein PDF. Bitte informieren Sie sich vor dem Kauf darüber, ob Ihr Gerät diese Datei öffnen und korrekt darstellen kann. Greg hat von seiner Mutter ein Tagebuch geschenkt bekommen. Und das, obwohl Tagebücher doch eigentlich nur was für Mädchen sind! Oder etwa doch nicht? Greg jedenfalls beginnt einfach mal darin zu schreiben und zu zeichnen: über seine lästigen Brüder, seine Eltern, seinen trotteligen Freund Rupert, den täglichen Überlebenskampf in der Schule, ein echt gruseliges Geisterhaus und über den verbotenen Stinkekäse ...
Author: Robert Harris
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
England im März 1943. In Bletchley Park wird fieberhaft daran gearbeitet, die Wunder-Chiffrier-Maschine Enigma, die den Funkverkehr der deutschen U-Boote verschlüsselt, zu knacken. Eine nahezu unlösbare Aufgabe für den Secret Intelligence Service, der seine letzten Hoffnungen in den genialen Kryptoanalytiker Tom Jericho setzt. Es beginnt ein Wettlauf mit der Zeit, der plötzlich sogar in den eigenen Reihen sabotiert zu werden scheint.
Breaking the Code
Author: Jak P. Mallmann Showell
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
"After World War I, German admirals were shocked to discover that the Royal Navy had penetrated their secret radio codes and the new, post-war navy set about creating a system so secure that such a breach would never occur again. The result was the now famous Enigma - the Impenetrable Puzzle. This machine was so complex that it was thought no one could break into it; not even when they had a captured machine at their disposal. The German High Command was convinced that the system was wholly secure and totally impregnable." "Their supreme confidence was, however, misplaced. During World War Two, Polish cryptanalysts helped Britain to break into the Enigma system used by the Luftwaffe and Army, but the naval version was more complicated. Even so, British cryptanalysts persevered and in the end they did manage the impossible; to break into this most complicated of ciphers. As a result they helped many merchant convoys avoid the teeth of the Wolf Packs." "This book describes the story of how the tools for this incredible effort were extracted from the U-boats themselves. With a detailed analysis of the development of Enigma, its role during U-boat operations and the subsequent code-breaking at Bletchley Park, this book will be essential for all those fascinated by this enigmatic tool." --Book Jacket.
The Breaking of Japan's Secret Ciphers
Author: Michael Smith
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Describes the work and personalities of the codebreakers who deciphered Japanese codes despite vast linguistic differences between English and Japanese, and explains their contributions to Allied success during World War II.
Author: Joanna Nadin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
In The Secret Diary of Danny Grower Danny is excited to find the missing actor, Kurt Gold, hiding in his Nan's shed and is eager to help him. But is Kurt really who he says he is and can Danny find the stolen Jack Brown movie script? This book is part of Project X Origins, a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school.
Author: Nicholas Murray
Publisher: Dufour Editions
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Chatwin (1940-1989) was one of the most remarkable and popular English authors of the '70s and '80s. The youngest director at Sotheby's, he was a member of the international art world and high society but left this in order to travel and write. After a meteoric career, Chatwin died of AIDS at fourty-eight.