The British were able to keep their codebreaking efforts at Bletchley Park secret for decades after the end of World War II. David Boyle’s Enigmas consists of three short, complimentary books that combine to give readers a brief but thorough look at the origins and development of Britain’s code-breaking endeavors over the course of the two world wars. Winston Churchill…

During the past year, thanks to the movie The Imitation Game, Alan Turing has emerged from history’s shadows, where his memory had languished for decades. For anyone whose interest in the pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, and logician was piqued by the film, the book that served as the film’s source material, Andrew Hodges’s exhaustive biography Alan Turing: The Enigma, has…

Author Jon Agar is a historian at Manchester University in the United Kingdom and Associate Director of the National Archive for the History of Computing. In this book, Agar focuses on the development and importance of the idea of the “stored program, or the set of instructions that tells a machine what to do. The stored program transforms the modern…

Authoritative Info About Famous Historical Figures | Simplycharly