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Kahn, David 1930-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 350 publications in 8 languages and 9,707 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Examinations  Nonfiction films  Study guides  Sources  Periodicals  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter
Classifications: Z103, 652.8
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Most widely held works about David Kahn
 
Most widely held works by David Kahn
The codebreakers : the story of secret writing by David Kahn( Book )

133 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 2,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first comprehensive history of secret communication from ancient times to the threshold of outer space
Hitler's spies : German military intelligence in World War II by David Kahn( Book )

49 editions published between 1974 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kahn har efter 8 års studium af alt tilgængeligt materiale skrevet denne vægtige bog, der af kritikere er blevet kaldt bogen om den tyske efterretningstjeneste under den 2. Verdenskrig. Her er efterretningstjenesten beskrevet: organisationen fra top til bund, virksomheden, resultaterne og fiaskoerne
Seizing the enigma : the race to break the German U-boat codes, 1939-1943 by David Kahn( Book )

42 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the personalities involved in British efforts to break the German U-boat codes
The reader of gentlemen's mail : Herbert O. Yardley and the birth of American codebreaking by David Kahn( )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life and work of one of American intelligence's most controversial figures from his early life, his pioneering work in cryptography during World War I, the writing of one of the most important works in cryptography-- The American Black Chamber, to his later years writing, running a restaurant, and playing poker
Kahn on codes : secrets of the new cryptology by David Kahn( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navajo code talkers by Tom McCarthy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the second world war, the United States and its allies were struggling to find a code by which to communicate across the Pacific Ocean -- one that could not be broken by the Japanese enemy. The solution came in the form of the Navajo people, whose language was as elusive as it was complex. Through their incredible linguistic skills, the Allied forces were able to convey life-or-death information to one another -- information that, in some cases, altered the very course of the war
The New Codebreakers Essays Dedicated to David Kahn on the Occasion of His 85th Birthday( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Festschrift volume is published in honor of David Kahn and is the outcome of a Fest held in Luxembourg in 2010 on the occasion of David Kahn's 80th birthday. The title of this books leans on the title of a serious history of cryptology named "The Cryptographers", written by David Kahn and published in 1967. This book contains 35 talks dealing with cryptography as a whole. They are organized in topical section named: history; technology - past, present, future; efficient cryptographic implementations; treachery and perfidy; information security; cryptanalysis; side-channel attacks; randomness embedded system security; public-key cryptography; and models and protocols
Seizing the enigma : the race to break the German U-boat codes, 1939-1943 by David Kahn( )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For almost four desperate years between 1939 and 1943, British and American navies fought a savage, losing battle against German submarine wolf packs. The Allies might never have turned the tide of that historic battle without an intelligence coup. The race to break the German U-boat codes is one of the last great untold stories of World War II.David Kahn, the world's leading historian of cryptology, brings to life this tense, behind-the-scenes drama for the first time
How I discovered World War II's greatest spy : and other stories of intelligence and code by David Kahn( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spies, secret messages, and military intelligence have fascinated readers for centuries but never more than today, when terrorists threaten America and society depends so heavily on communications. Much of what was known about communications intelligence came first from David Kahn's pathbreaking book, The Codebreakers. Kahn, considered the dean of intelligence historians, is also the author of Hitler's Spies: German Military Intelligence in World War II and Seizing the Enigma: The Race to Break the German U-Boat Codes, 1939-1943, among other books and articles. Kahn's latest book, How I Discovered World War II's Greatest Spy and Other Stories of Intelligence and Code, provides insights into the dark realm of intelligence and code that will fascinate cryptologists, intelligence personnel, and the millions interested in military history, espionage, and global affairs. It opens with Kahn telling how he discovered the identity of the man who sold key information about Germany's Enigma machine during World War II that enabled Polish and then British codebreakers to read secret messages. Next Kahn addresses the question often asked about Pearl Harbor: since we were breaking Japan's codes, did President Roosevelt know that Japan was going to attack and let it happen to bring a reluctant nation into the war? Kahn looks into why Nazi Germany's totalitarian intelligence was so poor, offers a theory of intelligence, explicates what Clausewitz said about intelligence, tells--on the basis of an interview with a head of Soviet codebreaking--something about Soviet Comint in the Cold War, and reveals how the Allies suppressed the second greatest secret of WWII. Providing an inside look into the efforts to gather and exploit intelligence during the past century, this book presents powerful ideas that can help guide present and future intelligence efforts. Though stories of WWII spying and codebreaking may seem worlds apart from social media security, computer viruses, and Internet surveillance, this book offers timeless lessons that may help today's leaders avoid making the same mistakes that have helped bring at least one global power to its knees. The book includes a Foreword written by Bruce Schneier
Codebreaking and the Battle of the Atlantic by David Kahn( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of magic : memoirs of an American cryptologic pioneer by Frank B Rowlett( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Final solution of the Abwehr( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler's spies by David Kahn( Recording )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Kahn discusses the operations of German military intelligence during World War II, emphasizing the factors that inhibited its effectiveness
The codebreakers : the comprehensive history of secret communication from ancient times to the Internet by David Kahn( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reader of gentlemen's mail : Herbert O. Yardley and American intelligence by David Kahn( Book )

3 editions published between 1900 and 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Plaintext in the new unabridged : an examination of the definitions on cryptology in Webster's Third New International Dictionary by David Kahn( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cryptography : a collection of books and manuscripts offered for sale by Bernard Quaritch Limited by Bernard Quaritch (Firm)( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enigma : złamanie kodu U-Bootów, 1939-1943 by David Kahn( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in Polish and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitlerovi špijuni by David Kahn( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in Croatian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cracking the AP( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"5 full-length practice tests (4 inthe book & 1 online) with complete answer explanations."
 
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Hitler's spies : German military intelligence in World War IISeizing the enigma : the race to break the German U-boat codes, 1939-1943The reader of gentlemen's mail : Herbert O. Yardley and the birth of American codebreakingSeizing the enigma : the race to break the German U-boat codes, 1939-1943The story of magic : memoirs of an American cryptologic pioneerThe codebreakers : the comprehensive history of secret communication from ancient times to the InternetThe reader of gentlemen's mail : Herbert O. Yardley and American intelligence
Alternative Names
David Kahn Amerikaans historicus

David Kahn amerikanischer Historiker, Journalist und Schriftsteller

David Kahn journaliste américain

David Kahn periodista estadounidense

David Kahn storico, giornalista e saggista statunitense

David M. Kahn

David M. Kahn periodista estatunidenc

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The Codebreakers

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