Name: Geniuses At War Bletchley Park, Colossus, And The Dawn Of The Digital Age By David A Price
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Title: Geniuses at War
Author: David A. Price
Total pages: 174
The dramatic, untold story of a brilliant team, the world’s first digital electronic computer, and the race to decrypt the Nazis’ toughest code
Planning the invasion of Normandy, the Allies knew that decoding the communications of the Nazi high command was imperative for its success. But standing in their way was an encryption machine they called Tunny (British English for “tuna”), which was vastly more difficult to crack than the infamous Enigma cipher.
To surmount this seemingly impossible challenge, Alan Turing, the Enigma codebreaker, brought in a maverick English working-class engineer named Tommy Flowers who devised the ingenious, daring, and controversial plan to build a machine that would calculate at breathtaking speed and break the code in nearly real time. Together with the pioneering mathematician Max Newman, Flowers and his team produced-against the odds, the clock, and a resistant…