Alan Turing: The Enigma
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Alan Turing: The Enigma
Andrew Hodges
Biography & Memoir
Aug 1, 2018
The life of Alan Turing offers proof, if proof be needed, that mathematics, as surely as literature, can lead readers into realms of imagination, drama, suspense, glory, and horror. It is a tale of abstract genius, practical heroism, persecution for private acts, and posthumous public honor, and, in Andrew Hodges’s informed and illuminating biography, it is very well told. Hodges explores Turing’s thought in depth, placing his subject’s mathematical and historical achievements in context; he also tells Turing’s personal story with sensitivity and appropriate indignation. Altogether, this is a biography of extraordinary dimensions.
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