Alan Turing: The Enigma Audiobook

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by Andrew Hodges
Detailed as one of the important fifty guides of all time in The GuardianInspired the Academy Award-nominated film, The Imitation RecreationIt really is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the laptop and synthetic intelligence, and expected gay liberation by decades–all prior to his suicide at age forty-one. This basic biography of the founder of laptop science, reissued on the centenary of his birth with a considerable new preface by the creator, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and lifestyle.A gripping story of arithmetic, computers, cryptography, and homosexual persecution, Andrew Hodges’s acclaimed book captures each the inner and outer drama of Turing’s daily life.Hodges tells how Turing’s groundbreaking notion of 1936–the concept of a universal device–laid the foundation for the present day pc and how Turing introduced the idea to functional realiza…

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