1997-08-30 - Re: Crypto best book

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From: “David E. Smith” <dave@bureau42.ml.org>
To: “Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM” <dlv@bwalk.dm.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-08-30 23:24:37 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 31 Aug 1997 07:24:37 +0800

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From: "David E. Smith" <dave@bureau42.ml.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 1997 07:24:37 +0800
To: "Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM" <dlv@bwalk.dm.com>
Subject: Re: Crypto best book
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> > >           What is the best book about cryptography ?
> >
> > Although "best" is certainly subjective, Nine out of Ten Cypherpunks (TM)
> > recommend Bruce Schneier's "Applied Cryptography."
> >
> > http://www.counterpane.com/applied.html
> 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?