The Book of Codes

A bevy of specialists contribute to this illustrated encyclopedia that surveys the history and development of code-making and code-breaking in many aspects of culture and society.

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…