Top Secret

A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing

Author: Paul B. Janeczko

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 9780763629724

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

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Presents history, trivia, and code-breaking tales in a guide book to the world of secret writing that includes examples of a variety of codes and ciphers.
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Cryptology

Author: Jennifer MacKay

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1420501402

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

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Cryptology has long been employed by governments, militaries, and businesses to protect private communications. This anthology provides readers with a revealing look into the world of cryptology. The techniques used to disguise messages are explained, as well as the methods used to crack the codes and ciphers of encrypted messages. Readers will discover how cutting edge forensic science reveals the clues in the tiniest bits of evidence. A fact versus fiction section helps keep concepts rooted in known truths.
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The History of Code Breaking

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1508177015

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 216

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This intriguing and revelatory history of cryptology ranges from the early days of code-making and code-breaking in ancient Egypt, Sparta, and Rome to the present day when it has slipped beyond the tight control of governments and now affects all our lives whenever we use our cell phones or connect to the internet. Subjects covered here include Mary Queen of Scots' cryptic messages when she was plotting against her cousin Elizabeth I; the codes used by George Washington for military and political purposes; and code-breaking during World Wars I and II, including the Enigma Machine. Those who invent codes and those who break them are fascinating characters. This is their story.
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Handbook of Communications Security

Author: F. Garzia

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 1845647688

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 658

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Communications represent a strategic sector for privacy protection and for personal, company, national and international security. The interception, damage or lost of information during communication can generate material and non material economic damages from both a personal and collective point of view. The purpose of this book is to give the reader information relating to all aspects of communications security, beginning at the base ideas and building to reach the most advanced and updated concepts. The book will be of interest to integrated system designers, telecommunication designers, system engineers, system analysts, security managers, technicians, intelligence personnel, security personnel, police, army, private investigators, scientists, graduate and postgraduate students and anyone that needs to communicate in a secure way.
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The History of Cryptography

Author: Susan Meyer

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1508173052

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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The intriguing tale of cryptography stretches all the way back into ancient times and has been evolving ever since. From Julius Caesar to the modern cryptography of computers, readers will be enraptured by the stories and examples of how some of the greatest minds of history have figured out how to make and break codes. Engaging text includes samples of codes throughout the lively story of cryptography. Readers will quickly become absorbed by this fast-paced, code-cracking history chock-full of mystery and intrigue.
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Secret Soldiers: How the U.S. Twenty-Third Special Troops Fooled the Nazis

Author: Paul B. Janeczko

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 1536206490

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

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What do set design, sound effects, and showmanship have to do with winning World War II? Meet the Ghost Army that played a surprising role in helping to deceive — and defeat — the Nazis. In his third book about deception during war, Paul B. Janeczko focuses his lens on World War II and the operations carried out by the Twenty-Third Headquarters Special Troops, aka the Ghost Army. This remarkable unit included actors, camouflage experts, sound engineers, painters, and set designers who used their skills to secretly and systematically replace fighting units — fooling the Nazi army into believing what their eyes and ears told them, even though the sights and sounds of tanks and war machines and troops were entirely fabricated. Follow the Twenty-Third into Europe as they play a dangerous game of enticing the German army into making battlefield mistakes by using sonic deceptions, inflatable tanks, pyrotechnics, and camouflage in more than twenty operations. From the Normandy invasion to the crossing of the Rhine River, the men of the Ghost Army — several of whom went on to become famous artists and designers after the war — played an improbable role in the Allied victory.
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Something about the Author

Facts and Pictures about Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787688059

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 341

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Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.
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Double Cross: Deception Techniques in War

Author: Paul B. Janeczko

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763675717

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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How does deception factor into fighting wars, and is it effective? In an intriguing companion to The Dark Game, Paul B. Janeczko reveals the truth about the strategic lies of war. The biblical account of Gideon. The ancient story of the Trojan horse. Deceptive techniques have been used in war through the ages. But while the principles have changed very little, the technology behind fooling the enemy has evolved dramatically. Paul B. Janeczko’s fascinating chronology focuses on the American Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Gulf Wars to reveal evolving attitudes toward the use and effectiveness of deceptive operations. Find out the secret plan behind the invasion of Normandy and the details of General Schwarzkopf’s “Hail Mary play” during the Gulf War, among many other strategies and maneuvers designed to pull the wool over enemies' eyes. Back matter includes source notes and a bibliography.
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The Dark Game

True Spy Stories

Author: Paul B. Janeczko

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763662097

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 256

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"A wealth of information in an engaging package." — Kirkus Reviews Ever since George Washington used them to help topple the British, spies and their networks have helped and hurt America at key moments in history. In this fascinating collection, Paul B. Janeczko probes examples from clothesline codes to surveillance satellites and cyber espionage. Colorful personalities, daring missions, the feats of the loyal, and the damage of traitors are interspersed with a look at the technological advances that continue to change the rules of gathering intelligence. Back matter includes source notes and a bibliography.
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