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

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

by Wayne G. Barker
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780894120398
Publisher:
Aegean Park Press
Publication date:
06/28/1979
Series:
Cryptographic Series, #22
Pages:
186

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