Alan Turing: The Enigma (Centenary Edition) by Andrew Hodges

By Andrew Hodges

It is barely a moderate exaggeration to assert that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) kept the Allies from the Nazis, invented the pc and synthetic intelligence, and expected homosexual liberation through decades--all ahead of his suicide at age 41. This vintage biography of the founding father of laptop technology, reissued at the centenary of his start with a considerable new preface by way of the writer, is the definitive account of a unprecedented brain and lifestyles. A gripping tale of arithmetic, pcs, cryptography, and gay persecution, Andrew Hodges's acclaimed e-book captures either the interior and outer drama of Turing's life.

Hodges tells how Turing's innovative proposal of 1936--the inspiration of a common machine--laid the root for the trendy machine and the way Turing introduced the assumption to functional attention in 1945 along with his digital layout. The publication additionally tells how this paintings was once without delay relating to Turing's top position in breaking the German Enigma ciphers in the course of international battle II, a systematic triumph that used to be severe to Allied victory within the Atlantic. whilst, this can be the tragic tale of a guy who, regardless of his wartime provider, used to be finally arrested, stripped of his protection clearance, and compelled to endure a humiliating therapy program--all for attempting to stay truthfully in a society that outlined homosexuality as a crime.

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Outwardly, she gave every indication that she genuinely loved me—constantly showering me with kisses—and whenever we were out in public, she held my hand or put her arm around me or ran her fingers through my hair. It was all very confusing. When I was married to Denise I never worried about these things. She had married me when I had nothing, so her loyalty was unquestioned. But after I made my first million dollars, she must have had a dark premonition, and she asked me why I couldn’t get a normal job making a million dollars a year?

Mrs. ” Un-fucking-believable! Martha Stewart strikes again! All at once I realized that my erection had given the white silk comforter the appearance of a circus tent—shit! I elevated my knees with the speed of a jackrabbit. Gwynne walked over and placed the tray on the antique night table on the Duchess’s side of the bed. ” said Gwynne, and she leaned over and began dabbing the white towel on my forehead, as if I were an infant. Holy Christ! What a fucking circus this house was! I mean, here I was, lying flat on my back, with a raging hard-on, while my fiftyfive-year-old plumpish black maid, who was an anachronism from a bygone era, leaned over with her drooping jugs three inches from my face and wiped me with a five-hundred-dollar monogrammed Pratesi bath towel.

I asked with mock formality. “Oh, I’m fine . . ” Ahhhm fahyn . . Ahhhm fahyn! “Well, I see you’re over on your wife’s side of the bed, so I’ll just walk right on over there and bring you your iced coffee. I also brought a nice soft towel for you to wipe yourself with. Mrs. ” Un-fucking-believable! Martha Stewart strikes again! All at once I realized that my erection had given the white silk comforter the appearance of a circus tent—shit! I elevated my knees with the speed of a jackrabbit. Gwynne walked over and placed the tray on the antique night table on the Duchess’s side of the bed.

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