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Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II

Mundy, Liza 1960- (author.).

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Summary:

Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.--
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Columbia Gorge Community College Library 940.54 MUNDY (Text) 39705000013325 Main Collection Book None 05/30/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0316352535
  • ISBN: 9780316352536
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, 416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-402) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: your country needs you, young ladies -- Part I. In the event of total war women will be needed -- Twenty-eight acres of girls -- This is a man's size job but I seem to be getting away with it -- The most difficult problem -- So many girls in one place -- Part II. Over all this vast expanse of water Japan was supreme -- It was heart-rending -- Q for communications -- The forlorn shoe -- Hell's half-acre -- It's only human to complain -- Pencil-pushing mamas sink the shipping of Japan -- Part III. The tide turns -- Sugar camp -- All my love, Jim -- Enemy landing at the mouth of the Seine -- Teedy -- The surrender message -- Good-bye to Crow -- Epilogue-the mitten.
Summary, etc.: Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.--
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 Cryptography
World War, 1939-1945 Participation, Female
Cryptographers United States History 20th century
Cryptography United States History 20th century
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