This first edition of David Kahn's groundbreaking 1967 book about cryptology (the making and breaking of cyphers) is a real find. Before this groundbreaking book was published, the public never had such a resource about the romantic and sometimes tragic history about codes and cyphers used throughout history.
- Mary Queen of Scots dooming herself by using an easily broken cypher.
- Brilliant Polish and British experts breaking German and Japanese codes and turning the tide of the Second World War .
- Technologies used in the Cold War
The importantance of this book resonates even today. Kahn was pressured by the NSA to alter it before publication. In fact, this was the first place that their name was publicly mentioned. And while it was published years before today's modern digital cryptography was ever devised, an updated Kobo eBook version covers current developments.
“A wild longing for strong emotions and sensations seethes in me, a rage against this toneless, flat, normal and sterile life. I have a mad impulse to smash something, a warehouse perhaps, or a cathedral, or myself, to committ outrages...”
“But it's a poor fellow who can't take his pleasure without asking other people's permission.”
ENTRANCE NOT FOR EVERYBODYFOR MADMEN ONLY!
Steppenwolf is Hesse's classic story about a man divided in himself, certain that he is both a civilzed, refined human and a wolf of the Steppes. As he wanders the dark streets at night, a mysterious figure hands him a booklet that addresses him by name and which sends him on a journey that will either save him or destroy him.
This brilliant book is a classic look at a man's struggle to come to terms with the conflicts in society and himself which most of society tries to blot out and ignore.
This gorgeous edition contains in one volume many of Dickens' best works, including:
- Tale of Two Cities
- A Christmas Carol
- David Copperfield
- Great Expectations
- The Pickwick Papers
Including a number of fine illustrations, it is a fine collection of the works of one of England's finest authors.