August 1943

Cryptography

Volume 27, Issue 4
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CRYPTOGRAPHY. By Lawrence Dwight Smith. New York: W. W. Norton and Company. $2.50.

THE purpose of this book as defined by the author is to present the fundamentals of secret communication concisely and simply. This is accomplished in such a manner as to make the time necessary to read this book an excellent investment whether the reader has a previous knowledge of the subject or not.

A brief history of the art gives interesting examples taken from various periods beginning with early Greece and extending to the present time.

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