Code Girls

Code Girls

The Untold Story Of The American Women Code Breakers Of World War II

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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.
Publisher: ©2017
New York :, Hachette Books,, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780316352536
0316352535
Branch Call Number: 940.548673 Mundy
Characteristics: 416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations ;,24 cm

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On November 7th Lunch and Munch will meet at noon at Independence Reginal Library to discuss women code breakers In the tradition of Hidden Figures. Code Girls is the astonishing, untold story of the young college women who secretly cracked key Axis codes, helping to secure Allied victory and r... Read More »


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barkisaz
Jan 30, 2018

The cracking of Enigma is a story that keeps on giving.
This one looks at a few of the 10,000 women who were recruited as codebreakers in the U.S.
I liked the technical explications and the bigger picture of the war effort.
Also finding about the personal details such as housing, office politics and their families adds a dimension to the story.
Very enjoyable and interesting reading.

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patcarstensen
Dec 16, 2017

I'm not sure who was teaching the kids with all the demand for schoolteachers for math-heavy jobs during WWII.

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