Thursday, February 16, 2017


The many lives of Herbert O Yardley.
NSA article on Herbert Yardley, author and subject of "The American Black Chamber".
1. There's an unpublished Yardley book about japanese codes circa 1920. Unpublished because they passed a law to make it a crime to publish that sort of thing. What I'm wondering is if it is still classified, or could it be obtained, and if yes, who has the rights now, yardley's heirs I assume. He had a son.
2. He wrote some novels that became movies, and a radio show. Might track those down.
3. He bought back the rights to the book. Does that include movie rights? Given the recent movies about enigma and bletchley park, there might be interest.

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