The Imitation Game

Alan Turing Decoded



ISBN: 9781419736452 Category:

Jim Ottaviani


Alan Turing (1912-1954) was the mathematician credited with cracking the German Enigma code during World War II, enabling the Allies to defeat the Nazis. After the war, Turing went on to launch modern computer science through his creation of the universal Turing machine and the Imitation Game, an artificial-intelligence test that is still in use today. Turing kept his code-breaking work a secret in order to safeguard his native England, but failed to hide his sexual preferences, which led to his tragic death at the hands of the same country he worked so hard to protect. Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis show Turing to be an eccentric, persecuted genius and a groundbreaking theoretician whose seminal work still plays a role in the science and telecommunication systems that fuel our modern world.

Additional information

Weight 618 g
Dimensions 16.2 x 22.8 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 9 July 2019
Number of pages 240
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Illustrated by Leland Purvis
Dimensions 16.2 x 22.8 cm
Weight 618 g


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Jim Ottaviani is the author of three New York Times bestsellers and the recipient of multiple Ignatz and Eisner Award nominations. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Leland Purvis is an Eisner and Ignatz Award nominee and an occasional reviewer for the Comics Journal. He lives in Portland, Oregon.