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Author Blackwood, Gary L.

Title Mysterious messages : a history of codes and ciphers / Gary Blackwood ; designed and illustrated by Jason Henry.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Dutton Children's Books, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 1st Fl Juvenile Non-Fiction  J 652.8 Bla    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 170 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection
Summary From the ingenious ciphers of Italian princes to the spy books of the Civil War to the advanced techniques of the CIA, codes and code breaking have played important roles throughout history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical and web references (p. 166) and index.
Contents Clay, wax and Greece -- The rise and fall of Rome -- Ham and Bacon -- A disk, a grille and a tableau -- Babington, beer and Baconian biliteralisim -- Prisons, pigpens and black chambers -- The two revolutions -- Security suffers some severe setbacks -- The blue and the gray (and the green and the brown) -- Agony, dancing men and buried treasure -- The manuscript, the machine and the Mexican message -- Romance, rum and Romaji -- Hounds, magicians and indians -- Bookies, spies and POWs -- Colossus, Lucifer and Kryptos.
Subject Cryptography -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Ciphers -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Cryptography -- History.
Ciphers -- History.
Added Author Henry, Jason, illustrator.
ISBN 9780525479604

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