History Discussion Group

History Discussion Group

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

Author: Liza Mundy

Date: November 28, 2021

Day: Sunday

Time: 2:00PM

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Description


The award-winning New York Times bestseller about the American women who secretly served as codebreakers during World War II--a "prodigiously researched and engrossing" (New York Times) book that "shines a light on a hidden chapter of American history" (Denver Post).

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.

About the Author


New York Times bestselling author Liza Mundy is a former reporter at the Washington Post and contributes to numerous publications including the Atlantic, TIME, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, Mother Jones, Spectator (UK), and the Guardian. She is a frequent commentator on countless prominent national television, radio, and online news outlets.

Event date: 

Sunday, November 28, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Event address: 

7419 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316352543
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hachette Books - October 2nd, 2018

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