The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
By Liza Mundy
"Prodigiously researched and engrossing."---New York Times Book Review
"Fascinating.... Addictively readable."---Boston Globe
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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