Code Girls

Code Girls

The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

Large Print - 2017
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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.
Publisher: New York :, Hachette Books,, [2017]
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780316439893
Characteristics: xiv, 620 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Jan 30, 2018

The cracking of Enigma is a story that keeps on giving.
This one looks at a few of the 10,000 women who were recruited as codebreakers in the U.S.
I liked the technical explications and the bigger picture of the war effort.
Also finding about the personal details such as housing, office politics and their families adds a dimension to the story.
Very enjoyable and interesting reading.

Dec 16, 2017

I'm not sure who was teaching the kids with all the demand for schoolteachers for math-heavy jobs during WWII.


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