Alan Turing decoded : the man they called Prof.
Publication year: 2021
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Cheltenham : The History Press, 2021.
ISBN: 9780750998673 (hbk.) : £15.99
Alan Turing was an extraordinary man who crammed into his 42 years the careers of mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist and biologist. He is widely regarded as a war hero grossly mistreated by his unappreciative country, and it has become hard to disentangle the real man from the story. It is easy to cast him as a misfit, the stereotypical professor. But actually Alan Turing was never a professor, and his nickname 'Prof' was given by his codebreaking friends at Bletchley Park. Now Dermot Turing has taken a fresh look at the influences on his uncle's life and creativity, and the creation of a legend.
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336 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm
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