By (author) Bauer, Craig P.
This reference is the definitive history of cryptography along with some up-to-date mathematical ideas. Written by a well-known expert in the field of cryptology, the book presents the history and politics of cryptology. The author also covers interesting instances of the use of codes and ciphers in crime, literature, and music. The book includes copious illustrations of famous people in the field as well as other aspects never seen in book form.