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Alan Turing: The Enigma
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The full story behind the persecuted genius of wartime codebreaking and the computer revolution - now an Oscar-winning film starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley

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Andrew Hodges is Tutor in Mathematics at Wadham College, Oxford University. His classic text of 1983, since translated into several languages, created a new kind of biography, with mathematics, science, computing, war history, philosophy and gay liberation woven into a single personal narrative. He is an active contributor to the mathematics of fundamental physics, as a follower of Roger Penrose. See www.turing.org.uk for further material.

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"One of the finest scientific biographies I've ever read: authoritative, superbly researched, deeply sympathetic and beautifully told" * Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind * "Andrew Hodges' book is of exemplary scholarship and sympathy. Intimate, perceptive and insightful, it's also the most readable biography I've picked up in some time" * Time Out * "A first-rate presentation of the life of a first-rate scientific mind" * New York Times Book Review * "One of the finest scientific biographies ever written" * New Yorker * "A first-rate presentation of the life of a first-rate scientific mind...it is hard to imagine a more thoughtful and warm biography than this one" -- Douglas Hofstadter * New York Times Book Review *

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