a dark, almost silhouette of alan turing with many mathematical formulas on a chalkboard in the background

The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded

by Jim Ottaviani Author and Leland Purvis Author

In this beautifully written and illustrated graphic novel, New York Times bestselling author Jim Ottaviani brings the story of Alan Turing to life. Best known for his seminal work designing one of the earliest computers ever built during his successful attempt to break the Nazi Enigma code during World War II, Turing tragically was killed by the same country he worked so hard to protect in the aftermath of the war, as homosexuality was still deeply stigmatized and Britain forcibly medicated him with drugs that effectively sterilized him and ended his life. One of the most brilliant mathematicians to ever live, Turing's work is responsible in no small part for the electronic gadgets we carry around with us every day and use almost constantly. An essential read for any math, history, or graphic novel enthusiast, The Imitation Game is an instant classic.

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