Code Girls: The Untold Story Of The American Women Code Breakers Of World War Ii by Liza MundyCode Girls: The Untold Story Of The American Women Code Breakers Of World War Ii by Liza Mundy

Code Girls: The Untold Story Of The American Women Code Breakers Of World War Ii

byLiza Mundy

Hardcover | October 10, 2017

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The award-winning New York Times bestseller about the American women who secretly served as codebreakers during World War II--a "prodigiously researched and engrossing" (New York Times) book that "shines a light on a hidden chapter of American history" (Denver Post).

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.
Liza Mundy is the New York Times bestselling author of The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family and Michelle: A Biography. She has worked as a reporter at the Washington Post and contributed to numerous publications including The Atlantic, TIME, The New Republic, Slate, Mother Jon...
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Title:Code Girls: The Untold Story Of The American Women Code Breakers Of World War IiFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 6.38 × 1.5 inPublished:October 10, 2017Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316352535

ISBN - 13:9780316352536

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"Women who helped bring victory achievevisibility, at last, in this history."-Military Times