A collection of short stories that all use cryptograms as major plot elements. These stories are in an "early period" from 1843 through the end of the First World War. The book is available in paperback and as a Kindle ebook.
Targeted at upper-level undergraduates and professional developers, this book focuses on great design, writing great code, and software project management. This is the second edition of the 2011 software development book. It contains much more on agile development, parallel programming and computer ethics.
A longer history of codes and ciphers and the exciting stories that come from using them. Expands on the Brief History below and extends the time frame to the present day. Includes extended discussions on elliptic curve cryptography, quantum crypto, and unsolved cryptograms!
The Gambler and the Scholars: Herbert Yardley, William and Elizebeth Friedman and the Birth of Modern American Cryptology (April 2023)
A triple biography of the three most influential cryptologists of the first half of the twentieth century. Herbert Yardley created the first permanent cryptologic organization in the U.S. government. William Friedman took a subsequent organization into the modern era, resulting in the creation of the NSA. Elizebeth Friedman moved the U.S. Coast Guard and the Navy into the modern era. The three had a tempestuous friendship that ended in enmity.
This book focuses on the American participation in World War I, starting with America as a neutral country and continuing on through the American declaration of war and its participation in the final push in the fall of 1918 that ended the war. Based on a series of articles written by John Matthews Manly who worked in Military Intelligence during the war. Published by Springer, the book is available at Amazon.
In the Springer Briefs series, this book gives a short history of cryptology from the Greek Classical period up through the late 20th century. It is available as an ebook or a paperback from Amazon.
Targeted at upper-level undergraduates and professional developers, this book focuses on great design, writing great code, and software project management. Published by Apress, it is available at Amazon.