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

By Andrew Hodges

A brand new YORK instances BESTSELLER

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

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

Capturing either the interior and outer drama of Turing's lifestyles, Andrew Hodges tells how Turing's innovative notion of 1936--the idea of a common machine--laid the basis for the fashionable machine and the way Turing introduced the belief to useful consciousness in 1945 along with his digital layout. The ebook additionally tells how this paintings used to be at once on the topic of Turing's top function in breaking the German Enigma ciphers in the course of international battle II, a systematic triumph that used to be severe to Allied victory within the Atlantic. even as, this is often the tragic account of a guy who, regardless of his wartime carrier, used to be finally arrested, stripped of his safeguard clearance, and compelled to endure a humiliating remedy program--all for attempting to reside truthfully in a society that outlined homosexuality as a crime.

The notion for an enormous movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, Alan Turing: The Enigma is a gripping tale of arithmetic, pcs, cryptography, and gay persecution.

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