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Title:
Alan Turing : the enigma : the book that inspired the film The Imitation Game
Author:
Hodges, Andrew.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Princeton, [New Jersey] : Princeton University Press, [2014].
Physical Description:
xxxii, 736 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations; 20 cm
Summary:
A gripping story of mathematics, computers, cryptography, and homosexual persecution. Hodges tells how Turing's revolutionary idea of 1936-- the concept of a universal machine-- laid the foundation for the modern computer. Turing brought the idea to practical realization in 1945 with his electronic design. This work was directly related to Turing's leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II, a scientific triumph that was critical to Allied victory in the Atlantic. Despite his wartime service, Turing was eventually arrested, stripped of his security clearance, and forced to undergo a humiliating treatment program-- all for trying to live honestly in a society that defined homosexuality as a crime.
General Note:
This edition with a new preface by the author.

"First published by Burnett Books Ltd in association with Hutchinson Publishing Group, 1983"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Contents:
The logical. Esprit de Corps to 13 February 1930 ; The spirit of truth to 14 April 1936 ; New men to 3 September 1939 ; The relay race to 10 November 1942 -- Bridge passage to 1 April 1943 -- The physical. Running up to 2 September 1945 ; Mercury delayed to 2 October 1948 ; The Greenwood tree to 7 February 1952 ; On the beach to 7 June 1954 -- Postscript.
ISBN:
9780691164724
Format :
Book

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