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An edition of Cryptonomicon (1999)

Cryptonomicon

1st ed.
  • 4.52 ·
  • 23 Ratings
  • 71 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading
  • 31 Have read
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Publisher
Avon Press
Language
English
Pages
918

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E-book extras: "Stephensonia/Cryptonomica": ONE: "Cryptonomicon Cypher-FAQ" (Neal addresses "Frequently Anticipated Questions" and other fascinating facts); TWO: "Mother Earth Motherboard" (Neal's landmark nonfiction account of, among other techno-feats, the laying of the longest telecommunications cable on earth); THREE: "Press Conference": Neal answers "Why write about crypto?" and other penetrating questions.The smash New York Times bestseller and cult classic is at last a special-features-loaded e-book. Dashing between World War II and the present day, Cryptonomicon is an epic adventure of codemakers and codebreakers; soldiers, hackers, spies, pirates, lovers, prisoners; power, secrets, conspiracies, great escapes -- and a buried fortune in gold."Engrossing … insightful ... fascinating and often hysterical... Cryptonomicon is really three novels in one, featuring healthy portions of World War II adventure, cryptography, and high-tech finance, with treasure hunting thrown in for good measure... But that's only half of it." —USA Today "Hell of a read." —WiredNeal Stephenson (Snow Crash; The Diamond Age) hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped the twentieth century — and that have led us into the twenty-first. In 1942, Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse — mathematical genius and young Captain in the U.S. Navy — is assigned to Detachment 2702. It is an outfit so secret that only a handful of people know it exists, and some of those people have names like Churchill and Roosevelt. The mission of Waterhouse and Detachment 2702 — commanded by Marine Raider Bobby Shaftoe — is to keep the Nazis ignorant of the fact that Allied Intelligence has cracked the enemy's fabled Enigma code. It is a game, a cryptographic chess match between Waterhouse and his German counterpart, translated into action by gung-ho Shaftoe and his forces. Fast-forward to the present, where Waterhouse's crypto-hacker grandson, Randy, is attempting to create a "data haven" in Southeast Asia — a place where encrypted data can be stored and exchanged free of repression and scrutiny. As governments and multinationals attack the endeavor, Randy joins forces with Shaftoe's tough-as-nails granddaughter, Amy, to secretly salvage a sunken Nazi submarine that holds the key to keeping the dream of a data haven afloat. But soon their scheme brings to light a massive conspiracy with its roots in Detachment 2702, linked to an unbreakable Nazi code called Arethusa. And it will represent the path to unimaginable riches and a future of personal and digital liberty … or to universal totalitarianism reborn. A breathtaking tour de force and Neal Stephenson's most accomplished and affecting work to date, Cryptonomicon is profound and prophetic, hypnotic and hyper-driven, as it leaps forward and back between World War II and the World Wide Web, hinting all the while at a dark day-after-tomorrow. It is a work of great art, thought, and creative daring; the product of a truly iconoclastic imagination working with white-hot intensity.

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Cryptonomicon
November 5, 2002, Avon
in English
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Cryptonomicon
November 5, 2002, Avon
Mass Market Paperback in English
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Cryptonomicon
2002-11, Avon Books
in English
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Cryptonomicon
2000, Perennial
in English - 1st Perennial ed.
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Cryptonomicon
Apr 27, 2000, Arrow/Children's (a Division of Random House
paperback in English
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Cryptonomicon
2000, Arrow Books
in English
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Cryptonomicon
May 3, 2000, Harper Perennial
Paperback
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Cryptonomicon
1999, Avon Press
in English - 1st ed.
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Cryptonomicon
1999, Heinemann
in English
Cover of: Cryptonomicon
Cryptonomicon
1999, Avon Books
in English

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New York

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3569.T3868 C79 1999

The Physical Object

Pagination
918 p. ;
Number of pages
918

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL31320M
ISBN 10
0380973464
LC Control Number
99011685
Wikidata
Q101545500
Library Thing
7479
Goodreads
77584

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