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  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books; Main edition (11 Jan. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843543311
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843543312
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 4.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 68 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 315,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A fascinating tour through the history of Colossus for the general as well as the technical reader -- Tribune

Colossus tells of the heroic efforts of the inventors and mathematicians [who] received no recognition for decades -- Times

Gannon's book contains a mass of utterly fascinating and largely unknown material about an immensely important wartime project -- THES

Masterly .. I commend the book to both the professional and the general reader - Bletchley Park veteran Donald Michie -- Spectator

read Gannon to feel the collective power of human minds harnessed to the cause of defending our freedom -- Guardian

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This is the last untold story of BletchleyPark. Using recently declassified information, Paul Gannon has written a gripping account of the invention of the world's first true computer, Colossus.

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