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Code Girls

The True Story of the American Women Who Secretly Broke Codes in World War II (Young Readers Edition)

By Liza Mundy
Narrated by Erin Bennett / 14 hours 4 minutes
Bookseller Recommendation

“There is so much arguing these days over the existence of women in STEM fields and whether they should be allowed to be there. 'Oh honey,' says Code Girls, wrapping an arm around your shoulder, 'we never left.' In riveting prose, Mundy shows the presence of these women from the very beginning -and then how they were almost forcibly forgotten after the war was over. Women who once had only a life of school-teaching to look forward to (even with a PhD) became people who saved lives and sunk ships. This book exists to remind us that women have always been in these stories, even if they're not shown.”

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"Prodigiously researched and engrossing."---New York Times Book Review

"Fascinating.... Addictively readable."---Boston Globe

"Code Girls

reveals a hidden army of female cryptographers, whose work played a

crucial role in ending World War II.... Mundy has rescued a piece of

forgotten history, and given these American heroes the recognition they

deserve."---Nathalia Holt, bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls


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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Narrator Erin Bennett
ISBN 9781478922711
Length 14 hours 4 minutes
Language English
Publisher Hachette Audio
Publication Date
Abridged No

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