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The Code Book

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FredQ
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The Code Book

Postby FredQ » Fri July 17th, 2015, 8:02 pm

It's kind of a history book, but from the point of view of codes and code-breaking.

It will give you a different view on how Mary Queen of Scots was found guilty of conspiracy, how the British had a serious advantage over the Germain during WWI, and how the American designed the perfect encryption for their transmissions during WWII. Or you might even go on a treasure hunt? The Beale Treasure is still undiscovered since 1820.

It's a very easy read, and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy it. It's well explained for everybody to understand the various codes and code-breaking methods explained in the book.

The Code Book, by Simon Singh
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Re: The Code Book

Postby Carla » Sun July 26th, 2015, 4:18 pm

This sounds really interesting. I hadn't heard of it, so thanks very much for mentioning it here!
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
Now available as e-book on Amazon Kindleand in Kindle, Epub (Nook, Sony Reader), Palm and other formats on Smashwords
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