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The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer

The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer

Author: David Leavitt
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To solve one of the great mathematical problems of his day, Alan Turing proposed an imaginary computer. Then, attempting to break a Nazi code during World War II, he successfully designed and built one, thus ensuring the Allied victory. Turing became a champion of artificial intelligence, but his work was cut short. As an openly gay man at a time when homosexuality was illegal in England, he was convicted and forced to undergo a humiliating "treatment" that may have led to his suicide. With a novelist's sensitivity, David Leavitt portrays Turing in all his humanity his eccentricities, his brilliance, his fatal candor and elegantly explains his work and its implications.

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General Fields

  • : 9780393329094
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : November 2006
  • : 200mm X 135mm X 21mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : David Leavitt
  • : 336
  • : 510.92