Craig P. Bauer is professor of mathematics at York College of Pennsylvania. He is editor in chief of the journal Cryptologia, has served as a scholar in residence at the NSA (TM)s Center for Cryptologic History, and is the author of Secret History: The Story of Cryptology.
oeI am blown away by this book. I have never read a non-fiction book before that is so thrillingly entertaining. Adhemar Bultheel, European Mathematical Society oeAn in-depth guide to history (TM)s greatest unsolved conundrums. BBC Focus oeUnsolved! spans a huge arc of time and space, from Julius Caesar (TM)s simple substitution cipher to composer Edward Elgar (TM)s 1897 Dorabella Cipher. Andrew Robinson, Nature oeA thoroughly engaging read. Brian Clegg, Popular Science oeThe Da Vinci Code has nothing on this exhaustive collection of cryptographs and codes because these are real. Discover Magazine oeBauer proves an able and entertaining guide to the world of real-life ciphers, codes, and encryption. . . . Unsolved! is suited to all who enjoy the thrill of the chase. Peter Dabbene, Foreword Reviews