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The Resource Code warriors : NSA's codebreakers and the secret intelligence war against the Soviet Union, by Stephen Budiansky

Code warriors : NSA's codebreakers and the secret intelligence war against the Soviet Union, by Stephen Budiansky

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Code warriors : NSA's codebreakers and the secret intelligence war against the Soviet Union
Title
Code warriors
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NSA's codebreakers and the secret intelligence war against the Soviet Union
Statement of responsibility
by Stephen Budiansky
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The National Security Agency was born out of the legendary codebreaking programs of World War II that cracked the famed Enigma machine and other German and Japanese codes, thereby turning the tide of Allied victory. In the postwar years, as the United States developed a new enemy in the Soviet Union, our intelligence community found itself targeting not soldiers on the battlefield, but suspected spies, foreign leaders, and even American citizens. Throughout the second half of the twentieth century, NSA played a vital, often fraught and controversial role in the major events of the Cold War, from the Korean War to the Cuban Missile Crisis to Vietnam and beyond. In Code Warriors, Stephen Budiansky--a longtime expert in cryptology--tells the fascinating story of how NSA came to be, from its roots in World War II through the fall of the Berlin Wall. Along the way, he guides us through the fascinating challenges faced by cryptanalysts, and how they broke some of the most complicated codes of the twentieth century. With access to new documents, Budiansky shows where the agency succeeded and failed during the Cold War, but his account also offers crucial perspective for assessing NSA today in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations. Budiansky shows how NSA's obsession with recording every bit of data and decoding every signal is far from a new development; throughout its history the depth and breadth of the agency's reach has resulted in both remarkable successes and destructive failures. Featuring a series of appendixes that explain the technical details of Soviet codes and how they were broken, this is a rich and riveting history of the underbelly of the Cold War, and an essential and timely read for all who seek to understand the origins of the modern NSA
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DLC
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Budiansky, Stephen
Dewey number
327.7304709/045
Index
index present
LC call number
UB256.U6
LC item number
B83 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Cryptography
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
Label
Code warriors : NSA's codebreakers and the secret intelligence war against the Soviet Union, by Stephen Budiansky
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Russian Problem -- Unbreakable Codes -- Learning to Lie -- Digital Dawn -- Shooting Wars -- "An Old Mule Skinner" -- Brains Versus Bugs -- Days of Crisis -- Reinventing the Wheel -- Brute Force and Legerdemain
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 389 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385352666
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015045330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map, photographs
Label
Code warriors : NSA's codebreakers and the secret intelligence war against the Soviet Union, by Stephen Budiansky
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Russian Problem -- Unbreakable Codes -- Learning to Lie -- Digital Dawn -- Shooting Wars -- "An Old Mule Skinner" -- Brains Versus Bugs -- Days of Crisis -- Reinventing the Wheel -- Brute Force and Legerdemain
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 389 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385352666
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015045330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map, photographs

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