Alan Turing: the Enigma - Andrew Hodges (Paperback)

The Book That Inspired the Film, the Imitation Game

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A title that inspired the film The Imitation Game, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, and which has received eight Oscar nominations, including: Best film; Best Actor in a Leading Role; Best Supporting Actress; Best Adapted Screenplay; and Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the Second World War.

Product Details

Barcode
9781784700089
Department
Books
Released
13 Nov 2014
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Andrew Hodges
Subtitle
The Enigma
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage
Number of Pages
624
Dimensions
198 x 129 x 129mm (368g)

Annotation

The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the Second World War.

Summary

The official book behind the film, The Imitation Game, this is a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain's most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world's greatest innovators.
     This is the official story that has inspired the British film, The Imitation Game, a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing, the pioneer of modern-day computing and credited with cracking the German Enigma code, and his brilliant team at Britain's top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment, but his work and legacy live on.
     Prime Minister Gordon Brown released a statement of apology in 2009 on behalf of the British government for the "appalling" treatment of Turing.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Biography/Autobiography
BIC Classification 3
Biography: science, technology & medicine
BIC Classification 4
Coding theory & cryptology
BIC Classification 5
Military intelligence
Readership
Tertiary Education (US: College)

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