A story of the team whose feats of innovation and engineering created the world's first digital electronic computer—decrypting the Nazis' toughest code, helping bring an end to WWII, and ushering in the information age.
Price puts his expertise in history and technology to excellent use in his latest book ... Incredibly well-written and well-researched, this fast-paced book reads like a novel. Highly recommended to readers with an interest in World War II and 20th-century history, as well as anyone looking for an exciting story of code breaking and intrigue.
A solid history ... Price briskly relates the technical aspects of the story and includes plenty of gossip and droll anecdotes, noting, for instance, that the Germans refused to believe the British had broken the Enigma codes because they were so bad at encrypting their own messages. Much of this will be familiar to WWII history buffs, but those looking for an entertaining introduction to Bletchley Park and the era’s technological innovations would do well to start here.