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5th September 2022 at 10:43 am #69256HarryKeymaster
A place to publish recommendations, book reviews and requests for info about books on codebreaking, tradecraft and other topics. We have had recommendations from the Book Brothers and from Anthony Horowitz in the past. Why not add yours here.23rd September 2022 at 9:31 am #84099madnessParticipant
In Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, when does it first describe how he sent the telegram to Paris?
I can only find it mentioned at the end, when they reveal the plan.
Thanks in advance.23rd September 2022 at 9:32 am #84226HarryKeymaster
I will have to check, but possibly during the discussions in The Lacuna Club?27th September 2022 at 9:34 pm #84578cribbageParticipant
“Puzzles for Spies” is a gentle codebreaking book produced by GCHQ which has only just been published. It’s targeted at a younger audience, compared to their two other puzzle books, and offers a fun introduction to solving puzzles and, more specifically, cracking codes.28th September 2022 at 12:18 pm #84609person_314Participant
For those of you who are looking for a more mathematical book, An Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography by Hoffstein, Pipher, and Silverman is a wonderful introduction to modern cryptography which is essentially self contained and includes some useful results and methods from Number Theory, Abstract Algebra and Information theory. It’s one of those books where if you have an hour or two to kill you can pull it off the shelf and read a couple of sections. It also has a substantial number of exercises at the end of each chapter which (if I remember correctly) aren’t too hard and by the end aren’t too easy.28th September 2022 at 12:19 pm #84610HarryKeymaster
Nice suggestions from person_341 and cribbage, thank you! Will get them added to the library.
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