Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film by Andrew Hodges

By Andrew Hodges

A brand new YORK occasions BESTSELLER

The respectable booklet in the back of the Academy Award-winning movie The Imitation video game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley

It is barely a moderate exaggeration to claim that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) kept the Allies from the Nazis, invented the pc and synthetic intelligence, and expected homosexual liberation via decades--all earlier than his suicide at age 41. This long island Times-bestselling biography of the founding father of desktop technological know-how, with a brand new preface by way of the writer that addresses Turing's royal pardon in 2013, is the definitive account of a unprecedented brain and life.

Capturing either the internal and outer drama of Turing's existence, Andrew Hodges tells how Turing's progressive suggestion of 1936--the inspiration of a common machine--laid the basis for the fashionable laptop and the way Turing introduced the belief to functional awareness in 1945 along with his digital layout. The e-book additionally tells how this paintings was once without delay with regards to Turing's best position in breaking the German Enigma ciphers in the course of global struggle II, a systematic triumph that used to be serious to Allied victory within the Atlantic. while, this is often the tragic account of a guy who, regardless of his wartime carrier, was once ultimately arrested, stripped of his safety clearance, and compelled to suffer a humiliating therapy program--all for attempting to stay in truth in a society that outlined homosexuality as a crime.

The suggestion for a big movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, Alan Turing: The Enigma is a gripping tale of arithmetic, desktops, cryptography, and gay persecution.

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