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Alan Turing: The Enigma (1983) is a biography of the British mathematician, codebreaker, and early computer scientist, Alan Turing (1912–1954) by Andrew Hodges. The book covers Alan Turing's life and work. The American 2014 film The Imitation Game is loosely based on the book, with dramatization.

Alan Turing: The Enigma
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Author Andrew Hodges
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Alan Turing (1912–1954)
Genre Biography
Published 1983 (Burnett Books/Hutchinson, UK & Simon & Schuster, USA)
Media type Print (hardcover, paperback, audio)
Pages 587
ISBN 0-671-49207-1
OCLC 11516745
LC Class QA29.T8H63



The following editions of the book exist:[1]


New editions appeared in 2012, for the centenary of Turing's birth, and 2014, the year the film The Imitation Game was released.[2]




The book inspired the 2014 film The Imitation Game, directed by Morten Tyldum and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.

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  1. ^ a b "Alan Turing: The Enigma". Retrieved 3 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Alan Turing: The Enigma – The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game – Andrew Hodges". UK: Penguin. 13 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Alan Turing: The Enigma". Audible Inc. Retrieved 3 August 2017. 
  4. ^ Hirst, Christopher (15 June 2012). "Alan Turing: The Enigma, By Andrew Hodges". The Independent. 
  5. ^ McKay, Sinclair (9 November 2012). "On ciphers and codebreakers during World War II and after". Wall Street Journal. 

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