How to Tell A Secret
Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Breaking Codes and Conveying Covert InformationBook - 2007
Describes the numerous ways in which people have communicated secretly throughout history, outlining the mechanical processes of covert messaging through such techniques as computer encryption, the da Vinci code, and the Rosetta Stone while sharing additional coverage of how laypeople have used secret technology. Original. 20,000 first printing.
This book explores the ways and means of conveying secret information from antiquity to the present, including physical devices, codes, the mechanics of secret telling, and spy's tradecraft. "How to" directions and historical context are also provided. Although many examples from the military and spy agencies will be given (the authors will enlist the aid of historians at the National Cryptological Museum), the book will also cover the layman's use of technology, e.g., decoder rings and gadgets from movies and TV shows. A fun subject with broad appeal and a strong title for our popular history subject category.
Describes the ways in which people have communicated secretly throughout history, outlining the processes of covert messaging through such techniques as computer encryption and the da Vinci code while also telling how laypeople have used secret technology.