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The Resource Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II, Liza Mundy

Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II, Liza Mundy

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Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II
Title
Code girls
Title remainder
the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Liza Mundy
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Recruited from small Southern towns and posh New England colleges, 10,000 American women served the U.S. Army and Navy as code breakers during World War II. While their brothers and husbands took up arms, these women moved to Washington and, under strict vows of secrecy, learned the meticulous work of breaking German and Japanese military codes. Poring over reams of encrypted messages, the women worked tirelessly in makeshift facilities in Washington, D.C.; Arlington, Virginia; and Dayton, Ohio. Their code-breaking triumphs shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. In the process, many got their first taste of the big city, made lifelong friends, and fell in and out of love amid the heartbreak of war. Ordered never to reveal the details of their wartime work, these women were all but written out of history. Now, through her dazzling archival research and interviews with surviving code breakers, Liza Mundy has brought to life this vital story of American courage, service, and science. At the heart of Code Girls is Dot Braden, a feisty Virginia schoolteacher who, in 1943, leapt at the chance to take a mysterious job with the Army at a place called Arlington Hall. With [this book], the children and grandchildren of Dot and those of thousands of other women will finally learn the complete story of their accomplishments."--Dust jacket flap
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
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
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10574454
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/86730922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.C88
LC item number
M86 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the untold story of the American women code breakers who helped win World War II
Label
Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II, Liza Mundy
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-402) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
21113206
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316352536
Lccn
2017020069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027570034
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)972386321
Label
Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II, Liza Mundy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-402) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
21113206
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316352536
Lccn
2017020069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027570034
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)972386321

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