Alan Turing: The Enigma : The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game

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.

Details

Author(s)
Andrew Hodges
Format
Paperback | 768 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 39mm | 563g
Publication date
14 Nov 2014
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Imprint
VINTAGE
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Media tie-in
Edition statement
Film Tie-In
Illustrations note
w. figs. and photos on pl.
ISBN10
1784700088
ISBN13
9781784700089
Bestsellers rank
43,423