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

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.

New York Times bestselling author Liza Mundy is a former reporter at the Washington Post and contributes to numerous publications including the Atlantic, TIME, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, Mother Jones, Spectator (UK), and the Guardian. She is a frequent commentator on countless prominent national television, radio, and online news outlets.

ISBN: 9780316352543

ISBN-10: 9780316352543

Publisher: Hachette Books

Publication Date: 10/02/2018 - 12:00am

On Sale: 10/02/2018 - 12:00am

Pages: 448

Language: English

Categories

History / Wars & Conflicts / World War II

History / Women

Political Science / Intelligence & Espionage

History / United States / 20th Century

Technology & Engineering / Military Science