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Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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By Liza Mundy, Erin Bennett (Read by)
$93.49
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October 2017 Indie Next List


“There is so much arguing these days over the existence of women in STEM fields and whether they should be allowed to be there. 'Oh honey,' says Code Girls, wrapping an arm around your shoulder, 'we never left.' In riveting prose, Mundy shows the presence of these women from the very beginning -and then how they were almost forcibly forgotten after the war was over. Women who once had only a life of school-teaching to look forward to (even with a PhD) became people who saved lives and sunk ships. This book exists to remind us that women have always been in these stories, even if they're not shown.”
— Alice Ahn, Water Street Books, Exeter, NH

Winter 2018 Reading Group Indie Next List


“I was stunned to learn that over 10,000 women served the U.S. during WWII as code breakers. They’d been instructed to keep their work strictly secret and to tell friends and family that they were working as secretaries for the war effort. Now their stories and efforts are becoming known. Time to ask Grandma if she was a secret cryptographer in the war.”
— Genevieve Taylor, Boulder Book Store, Boulder, CO


Product Details
ISBN: 9781549113062
ISBN-10: 1549113062
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication Date: November 10th, 2017
Language: English