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The man who knew too much : Alan Turing and the invention of the computer

Author: David Leavitt
Publisher: London : Phoenix, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Alan Turing, the persecuted genius who helped break the Enigma code and create the modern computer, and who received a royal pardon in 2013

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Alan Turing; Alan Mathison Turing
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Leavitt
ISBN: 9780753822005 0753822008
OCLC Number: 225512529
Description: 319 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The man in the white suit --
Watching the daisies grow --
The universal machine --
God is slick --
The tender peel --
The electronic athlete --
The imitation game --
Pryce's buoy.
Responsibility: David Leavitt.

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Leavitt proovides fascinating insights into cryptography...he conveys both the ingenuity of Turing's creations and the complexity of the man * Daily Telegraph * A sympathetic account of Turing's Read more...

 
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