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Publisher Description

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 Second World War. Taken on by British Intelligence in 1938, as a shy young Cambridge don, he combined brilliant logic with a flair for engineering. In 1940 his machines were breaking the Enigma-enciphered messages of Nazi Germany’s air force. He then headed the penetration of the super-secure U-boat communications.

But his vision went far beyond this achievement. Before the war he had invented the concept of the universal machine, and in 1945 he turned this into the first design for a digital computer.

Turing's far-sighted plans for the digital era forged ahead into a vision for Artificial Intelligence. However, in 1952 his homosexuality rendered him a criminal and he was subjected to humiliating treatment. In 1954, aged 41, Alan Turing took his own life.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2012
November 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
768
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SELLER
The Random House Group Limited
SIZE
9.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Frederick Reid ,

Tedious

Not a bad read, but it takes forever to get through every minute detail of Alan's life. Way too much tedious and unnecessary information. It's a little misleading, for if the movie was based on this book, it would take three hours for Alan to finish school. I wanted to like it, but it took every effort to tolerate it.

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