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The Resource 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, Liza Mundy

Label
Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II
Title
Code girls
Title remainder
the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Liza Mundy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mundy, Liza
Dewey number
940.54/86730922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.C88
LC item number
M86 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Cryptographers
  • Cryptography
  • Cryptographers
  • Cryptography
  • Military participation
  • United States
Label
Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II, Liza Mundy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York: Hachette Books, 2017
  • Includes a new afterword and reading group guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-420) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- Afterword for the paperback edition -- Reading group guide
Control code
on1048939209
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First trade edition.
Extent
xiv, 434 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316352543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048939209
Label
Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II, Liza Mundy
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York: Hachette Books, 2017
  • Includes a new afterword and reading group guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-420) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- Afterword for the paperback edition -- Reading group guide
Control code
on1048939209
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First trade edition.
Extent
xiv, 434 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316352543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048939209

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