Crypto best book

David E. Smith dave at
Sat Aug 30 16:24:37 PDT 1997

> > >           What is the best book about cryptography ?
> >
> > Although "best" is certainly subjective, Nine out of Ten Cypherpunks (TM)
> > recommend Bruce Schneier's "Applied Cryptography."
> >
> >
> Bruce did a lousy job on this book.
> If his is the first or the only book you read on the subject of
> cryptography, your knowledge base will be seriously deficient.


I'm certainly no crypto expert, what with Bruce's book being among the very
few texts I've read (that and a couple of grad-level crypto textbooks that
ended up in the University library because we don't have a grad program in
the computer science department).

Recommendations, then?


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