Mysterious Messages: A History of Codes and Ciphers: A History of Codes and Ciphers (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 29, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages
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History?s amazing secrets and codes?and how to crack them yourself.

This fascinating look at history?s most mysterious messages is packed with puzzles to decode and ciphers that kids can use themselves. Here are the encrypted notes of Spartan warriors, the brilliant code-crackers of Elizabeth I, secret messages of the American Revolution, spy books of the Civil War, the famous Enigma Machine, and the Navajo code talkers. As computers change the way we communicate, codes today are more intriguing than ever.

From invisible ink to the CIA, this exciting trip through history is a hands-on, interactive experience? so get cracking!

  

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Review: Mysterious Messages: A History of Codes and Ciphers

User Review  - Jessie - Goodreads

I saw this book at the International Spy Museum gift store. It was a nice surface info book. I would have preferred more details but the graphics to show the varies codes were cool. Read full review

Review: Mysterious Messages: A History of Codes and Ciphers

User Review  - Goodreads

I saw this book at the International Spy Museum gift store. It was a nice surface info book. I would have preferred more details but the graphics to show the varies codes were cool. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE Clay Wax and Greece
CHAPTER THREE o Ham and Bacon
CHAPTER FIVE Babington Beer and Baconian Biliteralism
CHAPTER SEVEN The Two Revolutions 1775 CE183O
CHAPTER EIGHT Security Suffers Some Severe Setbacks
CHAPTER NINE The Blue and the iray and the Green and the Brown
CHAPTER TWELVE Romance Rum and Romai
CHAPTER THIRTEEN Hounds Magicians and Indians 1939 CE1945
CHAPTER FOURTEEN Bookies Spies and POWs 1945 CE1974 CE
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Gary Blackwood is the author of many novels for young readers, including "The Year of the Hangman" and "The Shakespeare Stealer", an American Library Association Notable Children's Book and "School Library Journal" Best Book for 1998. "The Just-So Woman" is his first I Can Read Book. Mr. Blackwood lives in Nova Scotia.

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