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

Published: 2017-10-10
Kindle Edition : 433 pages
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The award-winning New York Times bestseller about the American women who secretly served as codebreakers during World War II--a "prodigiously researched and engrossing" (New York Times) book that "shines a light on a hidden chapter of American history" (Denver Post).

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The award-winning New York Times bestseller about the American women who secretly served as codebreakers during World War II--a "prodigiously researched and engrossing" (New York Times) book that "shines a light on a hidden chapter of American history" (Denver Post).

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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by kglyons (see profile) 03/14/18
I spoke to several women who lived during this period. Great discussions. And my family in a small town told about how the children participated as well by watching the sky and reporting who flew over. We had vegetable soup since many families grew lots in garden

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by [email protected] (see profile) 05/14/20

I really enjoyed the book, but I wish I had more time to read it because it reads like a textbook!

 
by [email protected] (see profile) 05/14/20

Intelligent & well researched but a bit academic

 
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  "Code Girls"by kglyons (see profile) 03/14/18

Great book, it truly was an untold story. A great look at how women participated in the war effort and made a tremendous difference in the outcome

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