The Man Who Knew Too Much

Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer
Author(s): David Leavitt
Original Publish Date: Jun 01, 2014
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Product Number: Z100084231
Released: Jul 28, 2014
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ISBN: #9781483018355
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A "skillful, literate" (New York Times Book Review) biography of the persecuted genius who helped create the modern computer 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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Author(s): David Leavitt
Narrator(s): Paul Michael Garcia
Product Number DD12631
Released: Jun 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483018409