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by Frank B. Rowlett

eBook The Story of Magic, Memoirs of an American Cryptologic Pioneer (Cryptography) epub
  • ISBN: 0894122738
  • Author: Frank B. Rowlett
  • Genre: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Aegean Park Press; 1 edition (September 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 258 pages
  • ePUB size: 1612 kb
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Text tells the story of Frank B. Rowlett, a codebreaker whose work was done for years before and during World War II in deepest secrecy. Although dozens of cryptographic systems of both friends and enemy were broken.

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Frank B. Rowlett, The Story of Magic: Memoirs of an American Cryptologic Pioneer, with Foreword and Epilogue by David Kahn, Laguna Hills, CA, Aegean Press, 1999. James Gannon, Stealing Secrets, Telling Lies: How Spies and Codebreakers Helped Shape the Twentieth century, Washington, . Brassey's, 2001, especially chapter 6: Who Broke Purple? (pp. 94–106). Retrieved 15 March 2016. Cryptologic Hall of Honor. National Security Agency. Retrieved 6 November 2017.

The Story of Magic, Memoirs of an American Cryptologic Pioneer (Cryptography). Frank B. Rowlett, David Kahn. Introduction to the Analysis of the Data Encryption Standard. Find out mor. he Decipherment of Linear B.

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Cryptography Reference. In-Depth Information. 1. Budiansky, Stephen. 2000 6. Rowlett, Frank. The story of magic : Memoirs of an American cryptologic pioneer. Laguna Hills, CA: Aegean Park Press. Battle of wits : The complete story of codebreaking in World War II. New York: Free Press.

Rowlett, Frank R. 1998. The Story of Magic: Memoirs of an American Cryptologic Pioneer. Laguna Hills: Aegean Park Press. Safford, Captain Laurance. A Brief History of Communications Intelligence in the United States (SRH-149). College Park: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 457 (SRH-149).

The Story of MAGIC: Memoirs of an American Cryptologic Pioneer.

memoirs of an American cryptologic pioneer. Memoirs of an American cryptologic pioneer. 1st ed. by Rowlett, Frank B. Published 1998 by Aegean Park Press in Laguna Hills, CA. Written in English. Cryptography, World War, 1939-1945, History, Cryptographers, Biography, Military intelligence. Rowlett (1908-1998). United States, 1939-1945 World War. Times. x, 258 . p. of plates : Number of pages.

Text tells the story of Frank B. Rowlett, a codebreaker whose work was done for years before and during World War II in deepest secrecy. Although dozens of cryptographic systems of both friends and enemy were broken, the greatest triumph was perhaps that of breaking the Japanese PURPLE diplomatic cipher machine, the machine used for transmission of Japan's most secret and sensitive diplomatic messages before and after the entrance of the United States into World War II. Adding greatly to the book is its Foreword and Epilogue, written by David Kahn, author of The Codebreakers. Text includes pictures.
Comments: (3)
Malodor
Frank Rowlett's story is an intense day-by-day account of life as a cryptanalyst in the Signal Intelligence Service during the years leading up to WW II. This story puts together important pieces of the historical puzzle. As a story, it is exciting, and brings history alive.
This book was published as a well bound, hardback, dust jacketed book by Aegean Park Press, a publishing house well known for re-printing (keeping available and alive) important Cryptanalytical, Cryptological, Cryptograhic publications in softcover 8-1/2" x 11" format. Just the way this particular publishing house, who specializes in crypto works is treating this book "screams" the high regard they have for it.
If you're looking for crypto course work, the how-to-do-it, Aegean Park Press has it, (though not in this book). If you are looking for the taste and feel, the heart and soul of real cryptanalysts enjoying their work, that IS the form & substance of this book; as well as being an important historical work.
Stan
This book goes into considerable detail regarding what was done but provides almost no information on how it was accomplished. Rowlett was one of a small group of mathematicians who were introduced to cryptography by the legendary William Friedman. As recounted in the book, the group had remarkable success in breaking both Red and Purple,the Japanese diplomatic codes in use prior to WW II. Rowlett describes how the group was trained under Friedman's direction but supplies no information what so ever regarding the nature of the training. This is the case throughout the book as it relates to how every issue of importance was analyzed. The section of the book which describes the construction of the device to decode Purple is excellent in recreating the intensity of the event. One can almost smell the odor of burning electrial equipment when the contacts on the first version of the device melt and then fuse. Rowlett was obviously acutely aware of the importance of protecting the technical information related to the activities he was engaged in ; however, in doing so he produced a document which although descriptive is not at all informative. It is highly unlikely, because of antiquated security considerations, that the full story of this remarkable accomplishment will ever be presented at a level of granularity it deserves.
Siatanni
I thought the book was very interesting and hard to put down.The detail was amazing until I realized the subject had kept notes of his early career. It left me wishing for more information about his war and post-war career. While the intricisies of the cryptanalytic processes described were hard to follow sometimes,enough information was given to keep the reader's interest. A real tribute to a genius and a national treasure. The book aroused my patriotic emotions.
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