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

By: Mundy, Liza, 1960- [author.]Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2018Edition: First trade editionDescription: xiv, 434 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780316352543; 0316352543Subject(s): World War (1939-1945) | 1900-1999 | World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female | Cryptographers -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Cryptography -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Cryptographers | Cryptography | Military participation -- Female | United StatesGenre/Form: History. DDC classification: 940.54/867309252 LOC classification: D810.C88 | M86 2018NLM classification: D810.C88
Contents:
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: Documents the contributions of more than ten thousand American women who served as codebreakers during World War II, detailing how their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and enabled their subsequent careers.
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"Originally published in hardcover and ebook by Hachette Books in October 2017."

"October 2018."

Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-420) and index.

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.

Documents the contributions of more than ten thousand American women who served as codebreakers during World War II, detailing how their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and enabled their subsequent careers.

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