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

Mundy, Liza, 1960- (author.).

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  • 8 of 19 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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2 current holds with 19 total copies.

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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 940.548 MUN (Text) 37521530862012 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Available -
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 940.54 MUNDY (Text) 34706001585886 Non-Fiction 900-999 Checked out 10/30/2017
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Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 940.5486 MUNDY (Text) 37500004407488 New Items Checked out 11/02/2017
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 940.548673 MUN (Text) 34330513151655 Adult - Psi Iota Xi Bookshelf Checked out 11/07/2017
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  • ISBN: 9780316352536
  • ISBN: 0316352535
  • Physical Description: xiv, 416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-402) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The secret letters -- 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 in one place" -- Part II. "Over all this vast expanse of waters Japan was supreme" -- "It was heart-rending" -- "Q for communications" -- The forlorn shoe -- "Hell's half-acre" -- "It was only human to complain" -- Pencil-pushing mamas sink the shipping of Japan -- Part III. The tide turns -- Sugar camp -- "All my love, Jim" -- "Enemy landing at the mouth of the Seine" -- Teedy -- The surrender message -- Good-bye to crow -- Epilogue: The Mitten.
Summary, etc.: Code Girls 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.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Cryptography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Participation, Female.
Cryptographers > United States > History > 20th century.
Cryptography > United States > History > 20th century.

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