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The Code Book by Simon Singh
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Mar 16, 11

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Read in August, 2008

History of crypto, from its very beginning to public key cryptography and a sketch of quantum cryptography. Very well written and researched, balancing accuracy, ease-of-reading and entertainment. One of the best non-fiction read recently!
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Otis Chandler Understandable for a non phd?


Brian Yes, though i did audit a crypto class at Stanford which gave me a head start. But it was very far from my field of expertise. Further evidence: the crypto guy was the one who gave me my lowest quals score (don't worry, I still passed just fine). ;)


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