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A history of computer developments
on 28 February 2014
Using the stories of the persons connected with the subject you are describing can work well, because it makes it more personal and we all find it easier to read that than a technical description. May be Turing's life story has been used enough by now. This book is more a history book of computing than a treatise on the science of computing. Don't expect to learn much about how the stuff works, this is about the people who were instrumental in the development of computers and their uses.
It is possibly the only way to write a popular book about the subject. A book about the science of computers would get very specific and involve lots of maths, electronics, information theory and so on, that would cut down your audience.
So, the bit of the title: "the science of computers….' is not quite right, this is a book about computers, their uses and the people who were instrumental in this development.
It's still an interesting book, I read it cover to cover, but it's light entertainment rather than science.