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The Resource Alan Turing : the enigma : the book that inspired the film The Imitation Game, Andrew Hodges ; [with a foreword by Douglas Hofstadter and a new preface by the author]

Alan Turing : the enigma : the book that inspired the film The Imitation Game, Andrew Hodges ; [with a foreword by Douglas Hofstadter and a new preface by the author]

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Alan Turing : the enigma : the book that inspired the film The Imitation Game
Title
Alan Turing
Title remainder
the enigma : the book that inspired the film The Imitation Game
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Hodges ; [with a foreword by Douglas Hofstadter and a new preface by the author]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A gripping story of mathematics, computers, cryptography, and homosexual persecution. Hodges tells how Turing's revolutionary idea of 1936-- the concept of a universal machine-- laid the foundation for the modern computer. Turing brought the idea to practical realization in 1945 with his electronic design. 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. Despite his wartime service, Turing 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
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hodges, Andrew
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QA29.T8
LC item number
H63 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hofstadter, Douglas R.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Turing, Alan
  • Mathematicians
Label
Alan Turing : the enigma : the book that inspired the film The Imitation Game, Andrew Hodges ; [with a foreword by Douglas Hofstadter and a new preface by the author]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • This edition with a new preface by the author
  • "First published by Burnett Books Ltd in association with Hutchinson Publishing Group, 1983"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Postscript
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxii, 736 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691164724
Lccn
2014952514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn881139563
  • (OCoLC)881139563
  • 1446358
Label
Alan Turing : the enigma : the book that inspired the film The Imitation Game, Andrew Hodges ; [with a foreword by Douglas Hofstadter and a new preface by the author]
Publication
Note
  • This edition with a new preface by the author
  • "First published by Burnett Books Ltd in association with Hutchinson Publishing Group, 1983"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Postscript
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxii, 736 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691164724
Lccn
2014952514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn881139563
  • (OCoLC)881139563
  • 1446358

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