Alan Turing: The Enigma

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Alan Turing: The Enigma
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Author Andrew Hodges
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Alan Turing (1912–1954)
Genre Biography
Published 1983 (Burnett Books/Hutchinson, UK & Simon & Schuster, USA)
Media type Print (hardcover, paperback, audio)
Pages 587
ISBN 0-671-49207-1
OCLC 11516745
LC Class QA29.T8H63

Alan Turing: The Enigma (1983) is a biography of the British mathematician, codebreaker, and early computer scientist, Alan Turing (1912–1954) by Andrew Hodges. The book covers Alan Turing's life and work. The American 2014 film The Imitation Game is loosely based on the book, with dramatization.


The following editions of the book exist:[1]


New editions appeared in 2012, for the centenary of Turing's birth, and 2014, the year the film The Imitation Game was released.[2]



The book has been widely reviewed by newspapers and magazines[1] including The Guardian, The Independent,[4] Los Angeles Times, Nature, New Statesman, New Yorker, New York Times, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Sunday Times, Time Out, Times Literary Supplement, Wall Street Journal.[5]


The book inspired the 2014 film The Imitation Game, directed by Morten Tyldum and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.

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