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Stephen Budiansky

STEPHEN BUDIANSKY is the author of seventeen books about military history, intelligence and espionage, science, the natural world, and other subjects. His most recent books are Code Warriors: NSA’s Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union and Mad Music: Charles Ives, the Nostalgic Rebel.

Budiansky's writing has appeared in The Atlantic, the New York Times magazine and op-ed pages, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington PostThe Economist, and many other publications. He is a member of the editorial board of Cryptologia, the scholarly journal of cryptology and intelligence history, and is on the American Heritage Dictionary’s Usage Panel. He lives on a small farm in Loudoun County, Virginia.

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Air Power
Written by Stephen Budiansky
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | March 2005
$20.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-303474-2 (0-14-303474-X)

No single human invention has transformed war more than the airplane—not even the atomic bomb. Even before the Wright Brothers’ first flight, predictions abounded of the devastating and terrible consequences this new invention would have as an engine of war. Soaring over the battlefield, the airplane became an unstoppable force that... Read more






Blackett's War
Written by Stephen Budiansky
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2013
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-74363-3 (0-307-74363-2)

A Washington Post Notable Book

In March 1941, after a year of devastating U-boat attacks, the British War Cabinet turned to an intensely private, bohemian physicist named Patrick Blackett to turn the tide of the naval campaign. Though he is little remembered today, Blackett did as much as anyone to defeat Nazi...

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The Bloody Shirt
Written by Stephen Budiansky
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | December 2008
$16.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-452-29016-7 (0-452-29016-3)

A gripping look at terrorist violence during the Reconstruction era

Between 1867, when the defeated South was forced to establish new state governments that fully represented both black and white citizens, and 1877, when the last of these governments was overthrown, more than three thousand African Americans and their white allies... Read more






Code Warriors
Written by Stephen Budiansky
Knopf | Hardcover | June 2016
$30.00/40.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-35266-6 (0-385-35266-2)

A sweeping, in-depth history of NSA, whose famous “cult of silence” has left the agency shrouded in mystery for decades
 
The National Security Agency was born out of the legendary codebreaking programs of World War II that cracked the famed Enigma machine and other German and Japanese codes, thereby... Read more






Her Majesty's Spymaster
Written by Stephen Budiansky
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | July 2006
$16.00/18.50(Canada) | 978-0-452-28747-1 (0-452-28747-2)

Sir Francis Walsingham’s official title was principal secretary to Queen Elizabeth I, but in fact this pious, tight-lipped Puritan was England’s first spymaster. A ruthless, fiercely loyal civil servant, Walsingham worked brilliantly behind the scenes to foil Elizabeth’s rival Mary Queen of Scots and outwit Catholic Spain and France, which had... Read more






Perilous Fight
Written by Stephen Budiansky
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2012
$17.95/20.50(Canada) | 978-0-307-45495-9 (0-307-45495-9)

In Perilous Fight, Stephen Budiansky tells the rousing story of the U.S. Navy during the War of 1812, when an upstart American fleet fought off the legendary Royal Navy and established America as a world power for the first time.
 
Through vivid re-creations of riveting and dramatic encounters at sea, Budiansky shows...

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