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Author Mundy, Liza, 1960- author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Hachette Books, 2018.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Reserve Book 2nd Floor 202  940.548673 M923c 2018    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition First trade edition.
Description xiv, 434 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Originally published in hardcover and ebook by Hachette Books in October 2017."
"October 2018."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-420) and index.
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 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 Documents the contributions of more than ten thousand American women who served as codebreakers during World War II, detailing how their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and enabled their subsequent careers.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female.
Cryptographers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Cryptography -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Cryptographers. (OCoLC)fst00884550
Cryptography. (OCoLC)fst00884552
Military participation -- Female. (OCoLC)fst01353719
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780316352543

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