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Alan M. Turing: Centenary Edition Hardcover – 22 Mar 2012
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'The book is full of brilliant treasures, anecdotal accounts of Turing's eccentricity and genius, and insights into his science … This little book, with its kaleidoscopic picture of Alan Turing's short life, goes some way towards de-coding his mind, and his family.' The Guardian
'Well-written and tackles some of Turing's mathematical work.' Engineering and Technology
'… the readers of the new edition can benefit from a previously unpublished memoir by Alan's older brother John, as well as a new foreword by Martin Davis; both texts provide a different view of Alan Turing, and represent a nice complement to the main part of the book.' Antonin Slavik, Zentralblatt MATH
To commemorate the centenary of Turing's birth, this republication of his mother's biography contains a new foreword by Martin Davis and a never-before-published memoir by Alan's brother. The contrast between this memoir and the original biography sheds new light on Turing's relationship with his family, and on the man himself.
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It is interesting to note that when her son was talking to her about his theories she liken it to being in a fog! Snap.
That aside anything about this great man is worth reading as he was one of the greats responsible for our computers etc.
Having read this book I am now finding I want to know more about him and his death.
In 2014 someone gained access to his post-mortem report, it said he died from cyanide poisoning, but the note adds: "Death appears to be due to violence."
Now that leaves a lot of unanswered questions?
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