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Author Hodges, Andrew

Title Alan Turing : the enigma : the book that inspired the film The Imitation Game / Andrew Hodges ; [with a foreword by Douglas Hofstadter and a new preface by the author].

Publication Info. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2014]


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Description xxxii, 736 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "First published by Burnett Books Ltd in association with Hutchinson Publishing Group, 1983"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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.
Subject Turing, Alan Mathison, 1912-1954
Mathematicians -- Great Britain -- Biography
Added Author Hofstadter, Douglas R., 1945-
ISBN 069116472X

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