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Author Price, David A. (David Andrew), 1961- author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.


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Edition First edition.
Description 243 pages ; 22 cm
Note "A Borzoi book."--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-231) and index.
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.
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, recruited by Alan Turing, the Enigma code breaker, 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 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Cryptography -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Lorenz cipher system.
Bletchley Park (Milton Keynes, England) -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Electronic intelligence -- Great Britain.
Cryptography. (OCoLC)fst00884552
Electronic intelligence. (OCoLC)fst00907316
Lorenz cipher system. (OCoLC)fst01002595
England -- Milton Keynes -- Bletchley Park. (OCoLC)fst01711859
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Bletchley Park, Colossus, and the dawn of the digital age
ISBN 9780525521549 (hardcover)
0525521542 (hardcover)
9780525521556 (ebook)
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