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Alan Turing : the enigma / Andrew Hodges ; with a foreword by Douglas Hofstadter and a new preface by the author.

By: Hodges, Andrew.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2012Edition: Centenary ed.Description: xxxi, 586 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780691155647; 069115564X.Subject(s): Turing, Alan Mathison, 1912-1954 | Turing, Alan Mathison, 1912-1954 | Mathematicians -- Great Britain -- Biography | Mathematicians | Matematiker | Great BritainGenre/Form: Biography.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Alan Turing.DDC classification: 510/.92 | B
Contents:
The logical -- Esprit de Corps to 13 February 1930 -- The spirit of truth to 14 April 1936 -- New men to 3 September 1939 -- The relay race to 10 November 1942 -- Bridge passage to 1 April 1943 -- The physical -- Running up to 2 September 1945 -- Mercury delayed to 2 October 1948 -- The Greenwood tree to 7 February 1952 -- On the beach to 7 June 1954.
Summary: "This classic biography of the founder of computer science, reissued on the centenary of his birth with a substantial new preface by the author, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life. A gripping story of mathematics, computers, cryptography, and homosexual persecution, Andrew Hodges's acclaimed book captures both the inner and outer drama of Turing's life. Hodges tells how Turing's revolutionary idea of 1936--the concept of a universal machine--laid the foundation for the modern computer and how Turing brought the idea to practical realization in 1945 with his electronic design. The book also tells how this work was directly related to Turing's leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II, a scientific triumph that was critical to Allied victory in the Atlantic. At the same time, this is the tragic story of a man who, despite his wartime service, was eventually arrested, stripped of his security clearance, and forced to undergo a humiliating treatment program--all for trying to live honestly in a society that defined homosexuality as a crime."--Publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part one. The logical -- Esprit de Corps to 13 February 1930 -- The spirit of truth to 14 April 1936 -- New men to 3 September 1939 -- The relay race to 10 November 1942 -- Bridge passage to 1 April 1943 -- Part two. The physical -- Running up to 2 September 1945 -- Mercury delayed to 2 October 1948 -- The Greenwood tree to 7 February 1952 -- On the beach to 7 June 1954.

"This classic biography of the founder of computer science, reissued on the centenary of his birth with a substantial new preface by the author, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life. A gripping story of mathematics, computers, cryptography, and homosexual persecution, Andrew Hodges's acclaimed book captures both the inner and outer drama of Turing's life. Hodges tells how Turing's revolutionary idea of 1936--the concept of a universal machine--laid the foundation for the modern computer and how Turing brought the idea to practical realization in 1945 with his electronic design. The book also tells how this work was directly related to Turing's leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II, a scientific triumph that was critical to Allied victory in the Atlantic. At the same time, this is the tragic story of a man who, despite his wartime service, was eventually arrested, stripped of his security clearance, and forced to undergo a humiliating treatment program--all for trying to live honestly in a society that defined homosexuality as a crime."--Publisher description.

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