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Alan Turing : the enigma : the book that inspired the film The imitation game

Author: Andrew Hodges
Publisher: London : Vintage Books, 2014. ©1983
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This film tie-in tells the true story behind the nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day computing and credited with cracking the German Enigma code) and his brilliant team at Britain's top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Alan Turing; Alan Turing; Alan Mathison Turing
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Hodges
ISBN: 9781784700089 1784700088
OCLC Number: 897488526
Notes: Originally published: London: Burnett, 1983.
Description: xxxii, 736 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: Part one: 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 --
Part two: 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.
Other Titles: Imitation game (Motion picture : 2014)
Responsibility: Andrew Hodges.

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The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the  Read more...

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