Sunday, December 21, 2014

Today' Sentence

Walter Isaacson on Alan Turing, from the December 1 Time:
Having survived a cold upbringing on the fraying fringe of the British gentry, Turing had a lonely intensity about him, reflected in his love of long-distance running.

1 comment:

pootrsox said...

A wonderfully moving story... while Turing was not a Borstal boy, I suspect he had much in common with Smith.

I remember still how deeply moved I was when I first read this story and how sad that my 11th grade students in a nice upper-middle-class suburban HS simply did not grok it.