The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer

Book - 2006
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Outlines the English mathematician's efforts in devising a programmable calculating machine, his work in cracking the Nazi Enigma code, and how the revelation of his homosexuality led to his tragic imprisonment and suicide.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, c2006.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393052367
0393052362
Branch Call Number: 510.92 TURING A
Characteristics: 319 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.

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BoyOhBoy Jul 24, 2013

Biographer David Leavitt - who is also a great novelist, by the way - writes Turing's story through the lens of his homosexuality. It's arguably the best approach, considering the fact that once exposed, Turing lost his job, his dignity, his reputation and was hounded until he took his own life. Including Turing's "gayness" is hardly gratuitous.

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sirtfs
Oct 24, 2012

Outstanding I highly recommend this book. First and foremost that sexuality is important to us, and this biography finally deals with how it affected the man. The man who was very much apart in the defeat of the Nazi's, and without question the computers we use today. If you are still troubled with a discussion on homosexuality, than you will be upset with this book. The younger generation will find it fascinating.

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Japanda
Nov 29, 2007

The author brings nothing new, relying heavily on long quotations from other authors who understand their subject. The frequency of occurrence of the word "homosexual" and the relentless implication that Turing's life revolved around sex is insulting. Such innuendo is more suitable for the dark corners of a gay-pride magazine.

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