By Andrew Hodges

ISBN-10: 1448137810

ISBN-13: 9781448137817

A brand new YORK instances BESTSELLER

The reliable publication at the back of the Academy Award-winning movie The Imitation online game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley

It is just a mild exaggeration to assert that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) kept the Allies from the Nazis, invented the pc and synthetic intelligence, and expected homosexual liberation by means of decades--all earlier than his suicide at age 41. This long island Times-bestselling biography of the founding father of laptop technology, with a brand new preface by means of the writer that addresses Turing's royal pardon in 2013, is the definitive account of a rare brain and life.

Capturing either the interior and outer drama of Turing's lifestyles, Andrew Hodges tells how Turing's progressive inspiration of 1936--the notion of a common machine--laid the basis for the fashionable desktop and the way Turing introduced the belief to useful recognition in 1945 together with his digital layout. The e-book additionally tells how this paintings was once at once on the topic of Turing's prime function in breaking the German Enigma ciphers in the course of global struggle II, a systematic triumph that was once serious to Allied victory within the Atlantic. while, this can be the tragic account of a guy who, regardless of his wartime provider, used to be ultimately arrested, stripped of his safeguard clearance, and compelled to endure a humiliating remedy program--all for attempting to stay truthfully in a society that outlined homosexuality as a crime.

The concept for an enormous movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, Alan Turing: The Enigma is a gripping tale of arithmetic, desktops, cryptography, and gay persecution.

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Qxd 7/30/01 9:26 AM Page 32 32 Pulitzer On December 12, 1878, a reporter in the Post’s office at 321 Pine Street looked up from his desk and saw “a tall, distinguished looking young man (enter and look) appraisingly about, I knew without being told that it was Joseph Pulitzer. ” That afternoon, the new publishing partners turned out forty-two hundred copies of their joint venture, the Post and Dispatch. To regular readers of the Post nothing seemed changed except the name of the paper. As usual, there was something for everyone.

Although Augustine had only sustained a flesh wound in his leg, Pulitzer was also charged with assault with intent to kill, his trial to take place in the late fall. The next day in the state legislature a fellow senator proposed appointing a committee to investigate the fight, intending at least to embarrass Pulitzer and at most to cripple his political career. Others heatedly opposed the idea, afraid apparently that it might boomerang and expose them to investigation for minor peccadilloes such as fraud and fornication.

James Priest was among the implicated directors named by Pulitzer. A Missouri member of the Democratic National Committee, Priest had previously been promoted in the Post-Dispatch for political office. Discovery of Priest’s insurance fraud ended Pulitzer’s support. The exposure had some effect: a court made Priest repay seventy-five hundred dollars, and in 1880 the state legislature toughened laws regulating insurance companies. By year’s end, with circulation grown by two thousand to about five thousand, and with advertisers flocking back to the paper, Pulitzer and Dillon had made a profit of some eighty thousand dollars.

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