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Kahn has said he traces his interest in cryptography to reading Fletcher Pratt 's Secret and Urgent as a boy. Kahn is a founding editor of the Cryptologia journal. InKahn married Susanne Fiedler; they are now divorced. They have two sons, Oliver and Michael. After graduation, he worked as a reporter at Newsday for several years.
He also served as an editor at the International Herald Tribune in Paris for two years in the s. It was during this period that he wrote an article for the New York Times Magazine about two defectors from the National Security Agency. This article was the origin of his monumental book, The Codebreakers.
The Codebreakers The Codebreakers comprehensively chronicles the history of cryptography from ancient Egypt to the time of its writing. It is widely regarded as the best account of the history of cryptography up to its publication. William Crowell, the former deputy director of the National Security Agencywas quoted in Newsday as saying "Before he Kahn came along, the best you could do was buy an explanatory book that usually was too technical and terribly dull.
He began writing it part-time, at one point quitting his regular job to work on it full-time. Kahn or his prospective publishers".
Nor did it cover the advent of strong cryptography in the public domain, beginning with the invention of public key cryptography and the specification of the Data Encryption Standard in the mids.
The book was republished inand the new edition included an additional chapter briefly covering the events since the original publication. Later career[ edit ] Dr David Kahn with a plaque from the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation to commemorate his 80th birthday in Kahn was awarded a doctorate D.
Phil from Oxford University inin modern German history under the supervision of the then Regius professor of modern history, Hugh Trevor-Roper.
Kahn continued his work as a reporter and op-ed editor for Newsday untiland also served as a journalism professor at New York University.
On October 26,Kahn attended a ceremony at NSA's National Cryptologic Museum NCM to commemorate his donation of his lifetime collection of cryptologic books, memorabilia, and artifacts to the museum and its library.
Kahn lives as of in New York City. He has lived in Washington, D. Publications[ edit ] Plaintext in the new unabridged:Researchers studying the “quiet eye” technique argue that the visual trick is a key part of coordination.
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