Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Enigma by Andrew HodgesAlan Turing: The Enigma: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges

Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Enigma

byAndrew Hodges

Paperback | September 27, 1992

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A reissue in Vintage with a new preface.
Andrew Hodges's biography of Alan Turing, the brilliant Cambridge mathematician who masterminded the cracking of the German Enigma code and indeed was the father of the modern computer, was regarded as 'the paperback buy of the season' (Sunday Times) when it was first published.
ANDREW HODGES was born in suburban London in 1949. Since 1972 he has been working on the theory of twistors -- the new approach to the problems of fundamental physics pioneered by the mathematician Roger Penrose. His interest in the mysterious figure of Alan Turing developed partly from his mathematical background, but also from his pa...
Title:Alan Turing: The Enigma: The EnigmaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:7.8 × 5.1 × 1.5 inPublished:September 27, 1992Publisher:Random House UK

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ISBN - 10:0099116413

ISBN - 13:9780099116417

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Read I loved this book! It was really well written and an in depth look at not only Alan Turing's personality itself, but also the times he was living in and the things that inspired his work. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2014-12-15

Editorial Reviews

   • "Turing's rehabilitation from over a quarter-century's embarrassed silence was largely the result of Andrew Hodges's superb biography, Alan Turing: The enigma (1983; reissued with a new introduction in 2012). Hodges examined available primary sources and interviewed surviving witnesses to elucidate Turing's multiple dimensions. A mathematician, Hodges ably explained Turing's intellectual accomplishments with insight, and situated them within their wider historical contexts. He also empathetically explored the centrality of Turing's sexual identity to his thought and life in a persuasive rather than reductive way..." --Times Literary Supplement    • "On the face of it, a richly detailed 500-page biography of a mathematical genius and analysis of his ideas, might seem a daunting proposition. But fellow mathematician and author Hodges has acutely clear and often extremely moving insight into the humanity behind the leaping genius that helped to crack the Germans' Enigma codes during World War II and bring about the dawn of the computer age..." --Wall Street Journal