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


Liza Mundy
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II Author Event (History)
Wednesday October 11, 2017 7:00 PM

More than 10,000 women served as codebreakers during World War II. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. They were nearly erased from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of courage and scientific accomplishment.

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