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Enigmas: Alan Turing and the Codebreakers of the World Wars
by David Boyle
Before Enigma During the First World War, a British code-cracking team paved the way for the successful code-breaking of the Second world War. Many of those most closely involved in cracking the Enigma code – Alistair Denniston, Frank Birch, Dilly Knox – had wrestled with German naval codes for most of the First World War. By...
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Categories: History
Alan Turing: Unlocking the Enigma (Kindle Single)
by David Boyle
Alan Mathison Turing. Mathematician, philosopher, codebreaker, a founder of computer science, and the father of Artificial Intelligence, Turing was one of the most original thinkers of the last century - and the man whose work helped create the computer-driven world we now inhabit. But he was also an enigmatic figure, deeply...
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Categories: History
Operation Primrose: U110, the Bismarck and the Enigma code breakers
by David Boyle
Operation Primrose tells the story of the capture of U-110 – and with it a working Enigma machine. One of the biggest secrets of the war, the capture of that one machine turned the tide of the war in British favour. The German U-boat attacks were crippling the nation’s ability to survive, and the key to breaking that threat...
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Categories: History
Before Enigma (A Kindle Single)
by David Boyle
How did the British codebreakers succeed in cracking the apparently unbreakable Enigma code during the Second World War? Was it their gifted amateurism? The brilliance of Alan Turing? The invention of the very first computers? Or the pioneering work of Polish cryptographers? It was all of the above. But there is one other crucial...
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Categories: History
Unheard, Unseen: Submarine E14 and the Dardanelles
by David Boyle
In the new year of 1915, with the world locked in a terrible conflict, Winston Churchill conceived of a bold plan. Constantinople would be seized and Turkey knocked out of the war. The key was the Dardanelles. The British submarine E14 approached the portal of the Ottoman Empire, viewing the ominous darkness from its small conning...
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Categories: History
Peace on Earth: The Christmas Truce of 1914
by David Boyle
Very few events in history were as completely spontaneous, or certainly as unexpected, as the Christmas Truce of 1914. Warring nations came together to honour tradition and celebrate their shared humanity, proclaiming an unofficial ceasefire as they swapped food, sung carols, and even played football matches against one another. It...
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Categories: History
Toward the Setting Sun: Columbus, Cabot, Vespucci, and the Race for America
by David Boyle
Most Americans don't look far beyond Christopher Columbus when it comes to the discovery of America, yet the simple fact that we bear the name of Amerigo Vespucci suggests there is more to the story. And indeed, there is: a trio of young Italian pioneers who were merchants more than explorers and who, while in search of glory and vast...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
The Troubadour's Song: The Capture and Ransom of Richard the Lionheart
by David Boyle
On his long journey home from the Third Crusade, Richard the Lionheart--one of history's most powerful and romantic figures--was ship-wrecked near Venice in the Adriatic Sea. Forced to make his way home by land through enemy countries, he traveled in disguise, but was eventually captured by Duke Leopold V of Austria, who in turn...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
How to become a Freelance Writer
by David Boyle
This is a manual about freelance writing with a difference. It won’t tell you how to write or what to write. It doesn’t set out to equip you for a brief period of freelancing. It will, on the other hand, tell you how to go about living a writer’s life in a practical way – how to plan ahead, how to shape your career, how to find...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Give and Take: How Timebanking is Transforming Healthcare
by David Boyle, Sarah Bird
In Give and Take, David Boyle and Sarah Bird share the positive findings of a two year research project to test out time banks in the NHS. With clarity and insight, they show how some of the UK's 289 time banks and 35,000 members are using their time and their skills for the health and social benefit of each other. With a bold vision to...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction
The Age to Come: Authenticity, Post-Modernism and How To Survive What Comes Next
by David Boyle
We have been through modernism. And post-modernism has already become the cultural norm - a sure sign that its power may be ebbing. But what is 'The Age To Come'. In this provocative, stimulating collection of essays David Boyle examines trends in the arts, business, academia and government to draw a map of the world our children...
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Categories: Politics & Government
Leaves The World To Darkness
by David Boyle
Autumn 1912 Harry Weston finds his 130-year-old grandparents dead in their chairs in their ancient manor house. Nearly a century later, his grandson sets out to unravel the mystery that dominated their lives - the peculiar disappearance of their beautiful sister Emma. All the evidence points towards the guilt of her lover, the poet...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
On The Eighth Day God Created Allotments
by David Boyle
There are few things the British treasure as much as their allotments. A few square metres of land, usually on the outskirts of cities, they are an oasis of calm in a busy world, a source of fresh vegetables and flowers, and a retreat into nature for city dwellers. But what is the history of the allotment? Where did it come from? And...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors
The Human Element: Ten New Rules to Kickstart Our Failing Organizations
by David Boyle
Despite some of the most sophisticated computer systems known to mankind, modern life can be infuriating – and it's getting worse. But there is a growing suspicion that, despite all the investment in IT and organization we have seen, we live with the same old problems we always have done. Why are we still addicted to oil and...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Business Life
The Piper
by David Boyle
It is the summer of 1990. The first Gulf War looms, the satanic abuse panic rages, and one strange market town, unchanged for decades, suddenly and disastrously runs out of money. The crisis brings together the mayor and the man he wronged four decades before. This is a haunting tale of passing time, and a Pied Piper story for our own...
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