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The Resource Geniuses at war : Bletchley Park, Colossus, and the dawn of the digital age, David A. Price

Geniuses at war : Bletchley Park, Colossus, and the dawn of the digital age, David A. Price

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Geniuses at war : Bletchley Park, Colossus, and the dawn of the digital age
Title
Geniuses at war
Title remainder
Bletchley Park, Colossus, and the dawn of the digital age
Statement of responsibility
David A. Price
Title variation
Bletchley Park, Colossus, and the dawn of the digital age
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Geniuses at War is the dramatic, untold story of the brilliant team who built the world's first digital electronic computer at Bletchley Park, during a critical time in World War II. Decoding the communication of the Nazi high command was imperative for the success of the Allied invasion of Normandy. The Nazi missives were encrypted by the "Tunny" cipher, a code that was orders of magnitude more difficult to crack than the infamous Enigma code. But Tommy Flowers, a maverick English working-class engineer, devised the ingenious, daring, and controversial plan to build a machine that could think at breathtaking speed and break the code in nearly real time. Together with the pioneering mathematician Max Newman and Enigma code-breaker Alan Turing, Flowers and his team produced--against the odds, the clock, and a resistant leadership--Colossus, the world's first digital electronic computer, the machine that would help bring the war to an end. With fascinating detail and illuminating insight, David A. Price's Geniuses at War tells, for the first time, the mesmerizing story of the great minds behind Colossus, and chronicles their remarkable feats of engineering genius which ushered in the dawn of the digital age"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Price, David A.
Dewey number
940.54/8641
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.C88
LC item number
P75 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cryptography
  • Lorenz cipher system
  • Bletchley Park (Milton Keynes, England)
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Geniuses at war : Bletchley Park, Colossus, and the dawn of the digital age, David A. Price
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Borzoi book."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The right type of recruit -- The palace coup -- Breaking Tunny -- The soul of a new machine -- Decrypting for D-Day -- After the war -- Epilogue: Turing's child machine, 1968
Control code
on1228912696
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9780525521549
Lccn
2020050887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1228912696
Label
Geniuses at war : Bletchley Park, Colossus, and the dawn of the digital age, David A. Price
Publication
Note
"A Borzoi book."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The right type of recruit -- The palace coup -- Breaking Tunny -- The soul of a new machine -- Decrypting for D-Day -- After the war -- Epilogue: Turing's child machine, 1968
Control code
on1228912696
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9780525521549
Lccn
2020050887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1228912696

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