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Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II / Liza Mundy
Books/Textual Material | Hachette Books | 2017 | First edition.
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New York : Hachette Books, [2017]
Descript
xiv, 416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-402) and index.
Contents
The secret letters -- 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 waters Japan was supreme" -- "It was heart-rending" -- "Q for communications" -- The forlorn shoe -- "Hell's half-acre" -- "It was 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
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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9780316352536 (hardcover)
0316352535 (hardcover)
9780316439893 (large print)
9781478922704 (audio book)
9781478922711 (audio download)
9780316352550 (ebook)
0316439894
9780316439893
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40027570034
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20171120125927.0
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