By Andrew Hodges
A brand new YORK instances BESTSELLER
The legitimate ebook at the back of the Academy Award-winning movie The Imitation online game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley
It is just a moderate exaggeration to assert that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) stored the Allies from the Nazis, invented the pc and synthetic intelligence, and expected homosexual liberation through decades--all sooner than his suicide at age 41. This manhattan Times-bestselling biography of the founding father of laptop technological know-how, with a brand new preface through the writer that addresses Turing's royal pardon in 2013, is the definitive account of a unprecedented brain and life.
Capturing either the interior and outer drama of Turing's lifestyles, Andrew Hodges tells how Turing's innovative concept of 1936--the suggestion of a common machine--laid the basis for the fashionable machine and the way Turing introduced the assumption to sensible consciousness in 1945 along with his digital layout. The publication additionally tells how this paintings used to be at once on the topic of Turing's best function in breaking the German Enigma ciphers in the course of international battle II, a systematic triumph that was once severe to Allied victory within the Atlantic. whilst, this can be the tragic account of a guy who, regardless of his wartime provider, used to be ultimately arrested, stripped of his defense clearance, and compelled to suffer a humiliating therapy program--all for attempting to dwell truthfully in a society that outlined homosexuality as a crime.
The thought for a tremendous 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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Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film "The Imitation Game" by Andrew Hodges