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Alan Turing : the enigma

Author: Andrew Hodges
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A gripping story of mathematics, science, computing, war history, cryptography, and homosexual persecution and liberation. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hodges, Andrew.
Alan Turing.
New York : Simon and Schuster, 1983
(OCoLC)622134978
Named Person: Alan Mathison Turing; Turing, Alan Mathison <1912-1954>; Alan Mathison Turing; Alan Mathison Turing; Alan Mathison Turing; Alan Mathison Turing
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Hodges
ISBN: 0671492071 9780671492076 0671528092 9780671528096
OCLC Number: 10020685
Description: 587 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: 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 --
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.
Responsibility: Andrew Hodges.

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A gripping story of mathematics, science, computing, war history, cryptography, and homosexual persecution and liberation. 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. This New York Times bestselling biography of the founder of computer science and artificial intelligence is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life. --Excerpted from 2014 version, published by Princeton University Press.

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