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A collectors' item for Turing enthusiasts,
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This review is from: Alan M. Turing: Centenary Edition (Hardcover)
It is good to have Sara Turing's biography of her son made available in his centenary year, even if it perhaps tells the reader as much about her as about him. His brother's attitude to Alan's homosexuality is a frightening reminder of attitudes in what I assume were the 1950s, though there seems to be no indication of when the memoir as published here was written. [Reference is made (page xiv) to an earlier version of the document, but only one brief extract is provided.]
Though beautifully produced, I was disappointed to find a book from a distinguished academic press lacking an index. I was also surprised to see two different expansions of the abbreviation OBE (pages viii and 76) - neither of them correct.
Overall, this is something all Turing collectors will want for their libraries.