Liza Mundy - Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

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Mundy’s multi-faceted book tells the story of the 10,000 women who worked as cryptographers for the U.S. Army and Navy during the Second World War. Their work breaking German and Japanese codes shortened the hostilities, saved lives, and gave these women the skills and the confidence to pursue careers. It also required a vow of secrecy, and when Mundy tracked down surviving code breakers, for many this was the first time they’d talked about their wartime work. As she presents these vivid accounts, Mundy, a New America fellow, the author of Michelle, and former long-time Washington Post reporter, also chronicles the evolution of military intelligence and adds an important new chapter to the history of the struggle for women’s rights.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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$28.00
ISBN: 9780316352536
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Published: Hachette Books - October 10th, 2017

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