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Alan Turing * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Alan Turing had a radical and ingenious mind. He is considered one of the fathers of artificial intelligence, and his theories on this matter range from purely mechanical to almost spiritual. During World War II, his d Alan Turing * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Alan Turing had a radical and ingenious mind. He is considered one of the fathers of artificial intelligence, and his theories on this matter range from purely mechanical to almost spiritual. During World War II, his decryption of the Nazis’ Enigma codes proved vital for the Allied victory over the Axis powers. Turing’s fingerprints are everywhere, and yet his own country for quite some time failed to acknowledge it. It wasn’t until 2009 that the then prime minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, issued an official, posthumous apology to Alan Turing for “the appalling way he was treated.” To many, this was an admission that was far too long in coming. Inside you will read about... ✓ The Death of His First Love ✓ Turing Machines ✓ Breaking the Nazis’ Enigma Codes ✓ Conviction and Chemical Castration ✓ The Poison Apple And much more! As the chronicling of this book demonstrates, Alan Turing’s life was by no means easy; there were hardships, trials, and tribulations that would shake him to his core. But despite the tragic way his life ended by way of a poison apple, the spark ignited by Alan Turing’s short life is still something exceedingly brilliant to behold. Series Information: World War 2 Biographies Book 7


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Alan Turing * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Alan Turing had a radical and ingenious mind. He is considered one of the fathers of artificial intelligence, and his theories on this matter range from purely mechanical to almost spiritual. During World War II, his d Alan Turing * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Alan Turing had a radical and ingenious mind. He is considered one of the fathers of artificial intelligence, and his theories on this matter range from purely mechanical to almost spiritual. During World War II, his decryption of the Nazis’ Enigma codes proved vital for the Allied victory over the Axis powers. Turing’s fingerprints are everywhere, and yet his own country for quite some time failed to acknowledge it. It wasn’t until 2009 that the then prime minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, issued an official, posthumous apology to Alan Turing for “the appalling way he was treated.” To many, this was an admission that was far too long in coming. Inside you will read about... ✓ The Death of His First Love ✓ Turing Machines ✓ Breaking the Nazis’ Enigma Codes ✓ Conviction and Chemical Castration ✓ The Poison Apple And much more! As the chronicling of this book demonstrates, Alan Turing’s life was by no means easy; there were hardships, trials, and tribulations that would shake him to his core. But despite the tragic way his life ended by way of a poison apple, the spark ignited by Alan Turing’s short life is still something exceedingly brilliant to behold. Series Information: World War 2 Biographies Book 7

30 review for Alan Turing: A Life From Beginning to End (World War 2 Biographies Book 7)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Silvia

    Alan Turing....say his name, remember him. What a touching and heartfelt biography of a man who should be taught about in school. We need to hear of his accomplishments and his name should be uttered with and included with the great mathematical minds. The fact that his works were kept a secret by the British government until 1970 is horrendous. I am so fortunate to have happened across this important part of history in this short but very well written, attention holding book.

  2. 4 out of 5

    สุวิชชา จันทร

    ประวัติย่อของอลัน ทูริ่งเล่มนี้อ่านแล้วเห็นใจเขานะ ทั้งที่มีพรสวรรค์มากแต่เกิดในเวลาที่สังคมไม่ยอมรับตัวตนของเขา กว่าเราจะได้รู้และซาบซึ้งในอัจริยภาพก็ผ่านไปหลายสิบปี ชอบความมีใจสู้ และความเป็นเนิร์ด หนังสือเล่มนี้บรรยายเรื่องราวของเขาได้กระชับดี

  3. 5 out of 5

    Terri Gostola

    I really knew very little about Alan Turing other than the Enigma movie and I felt that after reading this short biography I had learned a lot. Turing is considered one of the fathers of artificial intelligence. He had a very high IQ and with that came some problems in grade school because he was berated by teachers when he wanted to skip simple math. He had a hard time making friends and he often felt alone, unable to relate. Eventually he did make a friend who died young with tuberculosis and I really knew very little about Alan Turing other than the Enigma movie and I felt that after reading this short biography I had learned a lot. Turing is considered one of the fathers of artificial intelligence. He had a very high IQ and with that came some problems in grade school because he was berated by teachers when he wanted to skip simple math. He had a hard time making friends and he often felt alone, unable to relate. Eventually he did make a friend who died young with tuberculosis and his death affected Turing greatly. Turing introduced the idea of automatic machines, which were a rudimentary form of computer programming. Turing made an incredible contribution to the world during World War II. As Great Britain and its allies prepared to face off against Nazi Germany, they were in need of people who could help them decipher Germany's encrypted lines of communication. Turing used his background in cracking complex algorithms to figure out how to decode the Nazis famous Enigma machine. His effects in cracking the codes saved countless lives. Turing set up shop at a top secret wartime facility known as Bletchley Park and it was there that Turing's team deciphered an astonishing 84,000 German codes per month. Sadly, Turing was discriminated against because of his sexuality and he was treated very cruelly and unfairly due to the laws against homosexuals. He was persecuted, made to go to trial, convicted, and then forced to take hormone treatments (known as chemical castration.) These injections of synthetic estrogen had physical side effects. He was blacklisted in his career, both in Britain and in the United States, and in spite of his incredible contributions during World War II he was treated very unfairly. His achievements were labeled as top secret and Turing was placed under a gag order, therefore much of Turing work did not see the light of day until the 70's. In 2017 the so-called Adam Turing law provided full pardons for men convicted for performing homosexual acts. After reading this book I was very moved. It was well worth the read.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Gareth

    Even though this book had little new information for me about Alan Turing it was still an excellent read. The professionalism of hourly history to research into the subject and present a succinct and well presented book is present throughout. This book however did go into more detail about how terrible the British government was to Turing in following him and preventing visitors etc. Alan Turing, especially his death, is still a mystery to this day and unless someone can create a machine that ca Even though this book had little new information for me about Alan Turing it was still an excellent read. The professionalism of hourly history to research into the subject and present a succinct and well presented book is present throughout. This book however did go into more detail about how terrible the British government was to Turing in following him and preventing visitors etc. Alan Turing, especially his death, is still a mystery to this day and unless someone can create a machine that can see into the past then it probably will be forever. Ironically, if it wasn't for the constant probing, micro managing and relentless harassment from the government that Turing himself helped save, Turing was probably one of the only people with the intelligence to do so. What hit me the most about this book was how terrible he was treated. Having recently been to Bletchley park and seeing for myself the conditions that he had to work in, everyone in the free world owes at least a small part of their freedom to Alan Turing. As always, another excellent short book by hourly history. I am constantly impressed with the work that they produce and remain an avid fan. Excellent book!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Patsy

    After reading this biography of Alan Turing (1912 - 1954), I learned a lot about Alan Turing, he was a genius with a high IQ. He was a man born before his time. He discovered artificial intelligence or as we know it today computer language. Alan Turing was a genius, a loner, and had few friends. At an early age he lost his best friend and a partner. He developed a way to decipher encrypted code from the Germans Enigma machines which saved hundreds of lives during the war. Turing was persecuted a After reading this biography of Alan Turing (1912 - 1954), I learned a lot about Alan Turing, he was a genius with a high IQ. He was a man born before his time. He discovered artificial intelligence or as we know it today computer language. Alan Turing was a genius, a loner, and had few friends. At an early age he lost his best friend and a partner. He developed a way to decipher encrypted code from the Germans Enigma machines which saved hundreds of lives during the war. Turing was persecuted and went to trial for his sexuality and was treated cruelly for being homosexual. He was forced to take treatments known as chemical castration. All of his works was hidden until 1970 because of his homosexuality, later in 2017 he was given a full pardon. Alan Turing had a great mathematical mind, he gave us much more than he ever received, he received so little in his lifetime. Alan Turing was a lover of dreams, imagination and fairy tales. I enjoyed this book and learned things I did not know. Somethings we learn after we finish school, college, etc. Just keep learning everyday, it keeps our minds sharp. Thanks for the information.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jay Pees

    Excellent overview of a brilliant life that was cut short way too early. Alan Turing was an incredibly complex individual who did more than most to bring mankind into a period of learning. Through his ability to unravel the mysteries of Nazi code, he saved thousands, of not millions of lives only to have a perceived shortcoming in his own life lead to his demise. Who knows what more mysteries of life he may have solved had British law of the fifties been more understanding of human nature. Turin Excellent overview of a brilliant life that was cut short way too early. Alan Turing was an incredibly complex individual who did more than most to bring mankind into a period of learning. Through his ability to unravel the mysteries of Nazi code, he saved thousands, of not millions of lives only to have a perceived shortcoming in his own life lead to his demise. Who knows what more mysteries of life he may have solved had British law of the fifties been more understanding of human nature. Turing might have unlocked secrets of living that still are not known.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mark Laufenberg

    I think that the book gave a good depiction of a man who was certainly a genius and ahead of his time with his visions of computers and artificial intelligence. As was stated, many of his concepts are still taught and in use today. It was certainly unfortunate that his full potential was not tapped because of his homosexuality and the ignorance of the times. I felt that the story was interesting enough for the most part. My only criticism would be that I would have liked it to have explained more I think that the book gave a good depiction of a man who was certainly a genius and ahead of his time with his visions of computers and artificial intelligence. As was stated, many of his concepts are still taught and in use today. It was certainly unfortunate that his full potential was not tapped because of his homosexuality and the ignorance of the times. I felt that the story was interesting enough for the most part. My only criticism would be that I would have liked it to have explained more about solving the German Enigma codes. It was merely stated that he solved the the codes and what a difference it made. With such an important contribution, I would like to have known a little more about the codes and how he figured them out.

  8. 5 out of 5

    D. Thrush

    This short book at 45 pages packs a lot of information about Alan Turing who was a genius. It’s a travesty that his name isn’t more well known considering the contributions he made to British intelligence which helped win WWII. He was an early contributor to developing computers and AI, but because he was gay, he was arrested and harassed and may have eventually committed suicide, though it could’ve been an accidental death. He was ahead of his time, and we all owe him a huge debt.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Richard Brylczyk

    How sad is the life of Alan Turing. Prevented from pursuing his mathematical research because of his importance to Bletchley Park during World War II and then persecuted by the government he helped save after the war, his genius was held in check. We can only speculate what marvels of computer theory and artificial intelligence he might have launched. The world is not always fair with its geniuses. Let's hope we get better in the future. How sad is the life of Alan Turing. Prevented from pursuing his mathematical research because of his importance to Bletchley Park during World War II and then persecuted by the government he helped save after the war, his genius was held in check. We can only speculate what marvels of computer theory and artificial intelligence he might have launched. The world is not always fair with its geniuses. Let's hope we get better in the future.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Debbie Benson

    It was a fairly comprehensive view of Alan Turing's life. A mathematical genius who was shy as well displayed his intelligence in new and innovative ways. He was instrumental in helping England win the war and was repaid quite harshly. I don't think what happened to him was fair in any way even if the British government apologized after his death. I do wonder what he would have come up with if society at the time, police and government hadn't blocked him. It was a fairly comprehensive view of Alan Turing's life. A mathematical genius who was shy as well displayed his intelligence in new and innovative ways. He was instrumental in helping England win the war and was repaid quite harshly. I don't think what happened to him was fair in any way even if the British government apologized after his death. I do wonder what he would have come up with if society at the time, police and government hadn't blocked him.

  11. 4 out of 5

    William O. Robertson

    Those who are still bothered by a person's sexual orientation would be well advised to read the story of Alan Turing to show the suffering that a fellow human endures because of their homosexuality. Although the contribution he made in breaking the Enigma Codes were a success, he was in the end a destroyed human being. Destroyed by the governments he helped to gain victory for the Allies in World War II simply because of his homosexuality. Those who are still bothered by a person's sexual orientation would be well advised to read the story of Alan Turing to show the suffering that a fellow human endures because of their homosexuality. Although the contribution he made in breaking the Enigma Codes were a success, he was in the end a destroyed human being. Destroyed by the governments he helped to gain victory for the Allies in World War II simply because of his homosexuality.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Marsha W. Ronquist

    Short but interesting profile This is a history of his career as a mathematics genius, not a personal biography of his personal life. It is truly sad the way homosexuals were treated by society. With gay members among my foamy and friends, it us sad to. admit many view them in a negative way.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kirk Kinney

    Hero of WWII Who knew? FACT is STRANGER than fiction! Then the British government screws Turin yet hetero men its okay to be compromised by female spies. The usual in life the truth is usually 180 degrees the opposite,.... if discovered.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Charlotte Robinson

    The way this genius of a man was treated makes me ashamed to be British!!!! So glad the system has changed and its not allowed to (legally) happen anymore. This man deserves all the recognition in the world!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Robert Pustejovskey

    Alan Turning Great book to read for a fast overview of the life and achievements of Alan Turning. Took about 1.5 hours to read due to interruption. Also looking up some of the events and reading about them.

  16. 5 out of 5

    DOUGLAS J BERRY

    Personal sexual orientation aside. A freebie from hourly history. Surprisingly and sad how England treated this guy. Instead of bodyguards, he is watched and hounded by police officers. Where would we be if the government looked aside like he was nobility?

  17. 4 out of 5

    Songdej Praditsmanont

    Quick understanding of Alan Turing Dispassionate writing of a man who gave so much and received plenty in return of hardships. Though the book is brief but thorough in interesting facts.

  18. 4 out of 5

    lc

    Alan Turing This is a short but interesting and informative book about the life of a mathematical genius and forerunner of artificial intelligence. It is a quick way to learn about Alan Turing.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mike Briley

    This book covered his life quite well but disappointed me in its treatment of his work especially that that has been declassified recently.

  20. 4 out of 5

    David Parker

    Seems that apples make geniuses Sad and tragic story. Why should all minds think in unison? Truly a patriot that gave more than he received from his beloved England.

  21. 4 out of 5

    erick g. pryor

    Turing, a true genius Great summary on one of the greatest mathematical minds of the 20th century. Recommended reading for war history buffs and lovers of STEM.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Norma

    Good read & good info. Inspiring and depressing. But a necessary read for multiple reasons. Àaaaaaaaaaaaaa bbbbbbb ccccccccc decided were deff. G. Hugging 88888888 innings

  23. 4 out of 5

    Barry

    1.5 stars

  24. 4 out of 5

    Julie Browning

    Excellent A great little summary on Alan Turing. It reads easy and is very informative. I would highly recommend this as an overview.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Molly

    Absolutely Amazing Thank you for giving Alan Turing the tribute he deserves. Brilliant work, I actually cried in parts. Thank you again.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Nirav

    3 Stars Something's wrong with the app. It's not accepting my rating as anything other than 1 star. 3 Stars Something's wrong with the app. It's not accepting my rating as anything other than 1 star.

  27. 4 out of 5

    derick prentice

    Very sad, what a shameful time. What would he have done alive today.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Caissa

  29. 5 out of 5

    Starfighter

  30. 4 out of 5

    LARRY BROWN

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