The Resource The man who knew too much : Alan Turing and the invention of the computer, David Leavitt, (electronic resource)

The man who knew too much : Alan Turing and the invention of the computer, David Leavitt, (electronic resource)

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The man who knew too much : Alan Turing and the invention of the computer
Title
The man who knew too much
Title remainder
Alan Turing and the invention of the computer
Statement of responsibility
David Leavitt
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Language
eng
Summary
A "skillful, literate" (New York Times Book Review) 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
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Midwest
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Read by Paul Michael Garcia
Target audience
adult
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The man who knew too much : Alan Turing and the invention of the computer, David Leavitt, (electronic resource)
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The man who knew too much : Alan Turing and the invention of the computer, David Leavitt, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11106154
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MWT11106154
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 streaming audio file (9hr., 15 min.))
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781483018355
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11106154
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Sound
sound
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11106154
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  • (Sirsi) MWT11106154
  • MWT11106154
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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