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History of Codes and Ciphers in the U. S. during the Period between the World Wars: Part I. 1919-1929

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This book, written by historians of the Army Security Agency, now unclassified, is the story of (1) the War Department's Code and Cipher Section, headed by William F. Friedman, and (2) the Cipher Bureau (MI-8), headed by Herbert O. Yardley. The text describes the administration and problems of the Cipher Bureau (MI-8) in New York, as well as the cryptanalytic solutions accomplished by that organization (later to become known as the American Black Chamber). Why the Cipher Bureau (MI-8) ceased operations in 1929 is...
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Vg in card covers Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare No.22 in the Cryptographic Series. Originally a classified publication, this is a history of the ... War Department's Code and Cipher Section and also The Cipher Bureau [MI-8], plus the Activities of the "Black Chamber", its problems and why it was disbanded in 1929. UL-XXXXXX. 186pp. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

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Laguna Hills, CA 1979 Trade paperback Presumed first edition/first printing thus. Very good. No dust jacket as issued. [3], 186 p. Footnotes. Index. This is number 22 in their ... Cryptographic Series. This material was prepared and written about 1946 by the Historical Section fo the then Army Security Agency. The U. S. Government provided the editon, through the National Archives, an unclassified or "sanatized" version of the cited "Historical Background". On occasion, "blank pages: and frequently censored 'gaps' occured in the text. In these cases, the editor made reference to other unclassified sources, and especilly to Yardley's The American Black Chamber, to fill in the gaps. Read more Show Less

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This book, written by historians of the Army Security Agency, now unclassified, is the story of (1) the War Department's Code and Cipher Section, headed by William F. Friedman, and (2) the Cipher Bureau (MI-8), headed by Herbert O. Yardley. The text describes the administration and problems of the Cipher Bureau (MI-8) in New York, as well as the cryptanalytic solutions accomplished by that organization (later to become known as the American Black Chamber). Why the Cipher Bureau (MI-8) ceased operations in 1929 is described in detail. Text includes an index.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780894120398
  • Publisher: Aegean Park Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1979
  • Series: Cryptographic Series, #22
  • Pages: 186

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