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Alan Turing

The Life of a Genius

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A concise look at the fascinating life of Bletchley Park codebreaker Alan Turing. Alan Turing was an extraordinary man who crammed into a life of only 42 years the careers of mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist and biologist. His codebreaking work at Bletchley Park was so significant it helped to shorten the Second World War, and with Tommy Flowers he built the first computer. A man ahead of his time, many of his theories and calculations are still relevant today. Often believed to be an eccentric loner, recent research by his nephew, Dermot Turing, has unearthed a fresh perspective, and here his story is condensed into a short, accessible Pitkin guide. AUTHOR: Sir Dermot Turing was educated at Sherborne and Cambridge, like his uncle, Alan Turing, before him. After completing his DPhil in Genetics at New College, Oxford, Dermot moved into the legal profession, working first for HM Treasury Solicitor's Department and then for Clifford Chance, where he was a partner from 1999 2014. Dermot is a serving Trustee of Bletchley Park and is the author of 'Prof: Alan Turing Decoded' (The History Press, 2015). SELLING POINTS: The author is the nephew of Alan Turing and has a unique insight into his life Alan Turing is less well known for being one of the founders of the computer age His achievements go far beyond breaking the Enigma code during the Second World War Dermot reveals new revelations about his uncle's character that other biographers haven't focused on Photographs from the Turing family album, and images from all over the world 60 colour illustrations

Product code: 9781841657561

ISBN 9781841657561
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H240xW172xS2
No. Of Pages 36
Publisher Pavilion Books
Alan Turing - a mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist and biologist. His codebreaking work at Bletchley Park was so significant it helped to shorten the Second World War. This book, with recent research by his nephew, Dermot Turing, has unearthed a fresh perspective, and here his story is condensed into a short, accessible Pitkin guide.