Geniuses at War by David A. Price audiobook

Geniuses at War: Bletchley Park, Colossus, and the Dawn of the Digital Age

By David A. Price

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    Available on 06/22/2021

    ISBN: 9780593411070

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 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 full mesmerizing story of the great minds behind Colossus and chronicles the remarkable feats of engineering genius that marked the dawn of the digital age.

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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 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 full mesmerizing story of the great minds behind Colossus and chronicles the remarkable feats of engineering genius that marked the dawn of the digital age.

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Author Bio: David A. Price

Author Bio: David A. Price

David A. Price was raised in Richmond, Virginia, and was educated at the College of William and Mary, where he received his degree in computer science. He graduated from Harvard Law School and Cambridge University. Price has written for the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Business 2.0, the Washington Post, Forbes, and Inc., and he is the author of Love and Hate in Jamestown. He lives with his wife and sons in Washington, DC.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English