The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer

Audiobook CD - 2014 | Unabridged.
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A biography of the persecuted genius who helped create the modern computer. To solve one of the great mathematical problems of his day, Alan Turing proposed an imaginary computer. Then, attempting to break a Nazi code during World War II, he successfully designed and built one, thus ensuring the Allied victory. Turing became a champion of artificial intelligence, but his work was cut short. As an openly gay man at a time when homosexuality was illegal in England, he was convicted and forced to undergo a humiliating "treatment" that may have led to his suicide. With a novelist's sensitivity, David Leavitt portrays Turing in all his humanity--his eccentricities, his brilliance, his fatal candor--and elegantly explains his work and its implications.
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2014]
Edition: Unabridged.
Copyright Date: ℗2014
ISBN: 9781483018409
1483018407
9781483018386
1483018385
Branch Call Number: CD BIO TURING LEAVITT
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio
digital,optical,stereo
8 audio discs (9 1/2 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.

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