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on 1 September 2017
If you are a casual fan of the film "version" of this book, then you find that this book is a little dense for you. This is not to the detriment of the book in my opinion, as Andrew Hodges has produced probably the most comprehensive autobiography I think I have ever read. There is a huge amount more work that Turing did before and after the war of interest - the cracking of Enigma and his work from 1939 to 1945 is a significant part, but not the major part of this book. There is much detail about Alan's early schooling and formative years, and much analysis of his later work in America and at both Cambridge and Manchester universities. Some knowledge of mathematical throries are useful in understanding the work but not essential. Overall a comprehensive insight into a fascinating, complex and historically important figure.
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on 13 June 2016
A very interesting book which offers a great deal of insight into the father of computer science, this is a book perfect for computing enthusiasts and history buffs.
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on 29 May 2017
Good book for maths buffs and historians. Huge detail. A little heavy going at times.
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on 1 September 2017
Great book about a great man who was treated so badly by the British establishment. Shame on those who forgot about the great number of lives Alan Turing saved, only to loss his own due to shear prejudice, RIP Alan and thank you.
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on 29 April 2017
Purchased for my wife who loves the book which she really enjoyed reading.
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on 18 June 2017
a bit hard going at times but I enjoyed it
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on 18 May 2017
Very interesting indeed with a lot of detail.
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on 3 May 2017
Bought as a gift for my son.
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on 2 August 2017
Great read - a must buy
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on 18 June 2015
This was one of the hardest book I have read but it was worth it fantastic insight to a great mind
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