Cryptonomicon

Cryptonomicon Author Neal Stephenson
ISBN-10 0060512806
ISBN-13 9780060512804
Year 2002-11-05
Pages 1168
Language English
Publisher Avon Books
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With this extraordinary first volume in what promises to be an epoch making masterpiece Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century In 1942 Lawrence Pritchard Waterhousemathematical genius and young Captain in the U S Navyis 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 2702commanded 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 the 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 Asiaa 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 Cryptonomiconis 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

Cryptonomicon Author Neal Stephenson
ISBN-10 9781446440520
Release 2012-05-31
Pages 928

Cryptonomicon

Cryptonomicon Author Neal Stephenson
ISBN-10 9780061792571
Release 2009-03-17
Pages 1168

Cryptonomicon

Cryptonomicon Author Neal Stephenson
ISBN-10 9780060512804
Release 2002-11-05
Pages 1168

Cryptonomicon

Cryptonomicon Author Neal Stephenson
ISBN-10 9783894806910
Release 2001-08-07
Pages 1184