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man who broke Napoleon"s codes

Mark L. Urban

man who broke Napoleon"s codes

the story of George Scovell

by Mark L. Urban

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Published by Faber and Faber in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Scovell, George.,
  • Great Britain. -- Army.,
  • Cryptographers -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Cryptography.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementMark Urban.
    GenreBiography.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 333p., [8] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages333
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18784205M
    ISBN 100571205380

    The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes is the story of a man of common birth—bound, according to the severe social strictures of eighteenth-century England, for the life of a tradesman—who would in time become his era's most brilliant code-breaker and an officer in Wellesley's army. In an age when officers were drawn almost exclusively from the 3/5(1). Scovell, the man of the title, is a commoner, but without his breaking first the simpler cyphers initially used, and finally, the extraordinarily complex cypher which handed the British orders and plans, disclosed the internecine arguments between Napoleon's generals, as well as the incompetence of Bonaparte's brother Joseph, /5.

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      The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes (Book): Urban, Mark, Colorful period detail, a fast-paced narrative in the tradition of Longitude, the thrill of clashing armies, challenging puzzles, and the personal struggle of a long-forgotten hero make The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes a gripping--and brain-teasing--reading adventure. photo insert. 7 . The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes introduces readers to George Scovell, an engraver's apprentice who stumbled into a job as the Duke of Wellington's decoder and managed to .


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As Bonaparte's juggernaut marches across Europe, Scovell soon proves himself a linguistic genius and begins to crack the basic codes used in French dispatches, giving General Wellington advance knowledge of French plans.

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THE MAN WHO BROKE NAPOLEON’S CODES The Story of George Scovell MARK URBAN for my beloved Madeleine Contents Title Page Dedication Illustrations, Maps, Preface, PART I From Corunna to Talavera: the Campaigns of One The Retreat to Corunna, Two The Battle of Corunna, Three Interlude in England, January–MarchFour Northern Portugal, May ,4/5(32).

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