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Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers who helped win World War II

Author: Liza Mundy
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Liza Mundy
ISBN: 9780316352536 0316352535 9780316439893 0316439894
OCLC Number: 1009000683
Description: 416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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 water Japan was supreme --
It was heart-rending --
Q for communications --
The forlorn shoe --
Hell's half-acre --
It's 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 missionary and the surrender message --
The train platform --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Liza Mundy.

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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.

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