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Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers who helped win World War II / Liza Mundy.

Mundy, Liza, 1960- (author.).

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  • 3 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg LP 940.54 MUNDY (Text) 32826014087795 New Books Checked out 12/12/2017
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch LARGE.PRINT HISTORY WAR WWII Mundy (Text) 37516002033545 Adult New Book Shelf Available -
Kendallville PL - Limberlost Branch LARGE.PRINT HISTORY WAR WWII Mundy (Text) 37516002033420 Adult New Book Shelf Checked out 11/28/2017
Lebanon PL - Lebanon LP 940.548673 MUN (Text) 34330513151663 Adult - New Books Checked out 12/08/2017
Linton PL - Linton 940.54 MUN L.P. (Text) 30149000846872 Large Print Non-Fiction Checked out 12/04/2017
New Castle-Henry County PL - Main ON-ORDER 1/NON-FIC LG (Text) NCSTL9780316439893 On Order On order -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield L.P. 940.54 Mundy (Text) 31208912041490 new large print Available -
Shoals PL - Shoals 940.5 MUN (Text) 70512000013462 McNaughton, Adult Checked out 12/01/2017
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 940.5486 MUN (Text) 30032010714225 NEW ADULT Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316439893
  • ISBN: 0316439894
  • Physical Description: xiv, 620 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition; Large print edition
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 559-620).
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: your country needs you, young ladies -- Part I. In the event of total war women will be needed -- Twenty-eight acres of girls -- This is a man's size job but I seem to be getting away with it -- The most difficult problem -- So many girls inone place -- Part II. Over all this vast expanse of water Japan was supreme -- It was heart-rending -- Q for communications -- The forlorn shoe -- Hell's half-acre -- It's only human to complain -- Pencil-pushing mamas sink the shipping of Japan -- PartIII. The tide turns -- Sugar camp -- All my love, Jim -- Enemy landing at the mouth of the Seine -- Teedy -- The missionary and the surrender message -- The train platform -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Cryptography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Participation, Female.
Cryptographers > United States > History > 20th century.
Cryptography > United States > History > 20th century.
Large type books.
Genre: Large type books.

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