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

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

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

Title : The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer
Author :  David Leavitt
Language : English
Isbn : 0393329097
Format : Paperback
Pages : 336 pages

Rating: 4.6

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