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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NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"Prodigiously researched and engrossing."---New York Times Book Review

"Fascinating.... Addictively readable."---Boston Globe


"Code Girlsreveals a hidden army of female cryptographers, whose work played a crucial role in ending World War II.... Mundy has rescued a piece of forgotten history, and given these American heroes the recognition they deserve."---Nathalia Holt, bestselling author ofRise of the Rocket Girls


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 Mundyis theNew York Timesbestselling author ofThe Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and FamilyandMichelle: A Biography.She has worked as a reporter at theWashington Postand contributed to numerous publications includingTheAtlantic,TIME,The New Republic,Slate,Mother Jones, andThe Guar...
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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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"Fans of Hidden Figures .... will love thistrue story of the women who cracked German and Japanese military code duringWorld War II."-Entertainment Weekly (Grade: A-)