The Book That Inspired the Film "The Imitation Game"
Princeton University Press
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Featuring: Alan Turing
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The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film
The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and
It is only a slight exaggeration
to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing
(1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the
computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay
liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age
forty-one. This New York Times–bestselling biography
of the founder of computer science, with a new preface by
the author that addresses Turing’s royal pardon in 2013, is
the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and
Capturing both the inner and outer drama of
Turing’s life, Andrew 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 account
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
The inspiration for a major motion picture
starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, Alan
Turing: The Enigma is a gripping story of mathematics,
computers, cryptography, and homosexual persecution.
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