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Prof [electronic resource] : Alan Turing Decoded. Dermot Turing.

Turing, Dermot. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780750965248 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2015.

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Summary, etc.: Alan Turing was an extraordinary man who crammed into a life of only 42 years the careers of mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist and biologist. He is widely regarded as a war hero grossly mistreated by his unappreciative country and it has become hard to dientangle the real man from the story. It is easy to cast him as a misfit, the sterotypical professor. But actually Alan Turing was never a professor, and his nickname 'Prof' was given by his codebreaking friends at Bletchley Park. Now, Alan Turing's nephew, Dermot Turing, has taken a fresh look at the influences on Alan Turing's life and creativity, and the later creation of a legend. For the first time it is possible to disclose the real character behind the cipher-text: how did Alan's childhood experiences influence the man? Who were the influential figures in Alan's formative years? How did his creative ideas evolve? Was he really a solitary, asocial genius? What was his wartime work after 1942, and why was it...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : The History Press, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 13299 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
History.
Genre: Electronic books.

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