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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

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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
Title variation
Untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
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
  • "Recruited from small Southern towns and posh New England colleges, 10,000 American women served the U.S. Army and Navy as code breakers during World War II. While their brothers and husbands took up arms, these women moved to Washington and, under strict vows of secrecy, learned the meticulous work of breaking German and Japanese military codes. Poring over reams of encrypted messages, the women worked tirelessly in makeshift facilities in Washington, D.C.; Arlington, Virginia; and Dayton, Ohio. Their code-breaking triumphs shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. In the process, many got their first taste of the big city, made lifelong friends, and fell in and out of love amid the heartbreak of war. Ordered never to reveal the details of their wartime work, these women were all but written out of history. Now, through her dazzling archival research and interviews with surviving code breakers, Liza Mundy has brought to life this vital story of American courage, service, and science. At the heart of Code Girls is Dot Braden, a feisty Virginia schoolteacher who, in 1943, leapt at the chance to take a mysterious job with the Army at a place called Arlington Hall. With [this book], the children and grandchildren of Dot and those of thousands of other women will finally learn the complete story of their accomplishments."--Case
Cataloging source
BLACP
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1960-
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Mundy, Liza
Dewey number
940.54/86730922
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
D810.C88
LC item number
M86 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
  • biography
  • history
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Erin Bennett
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Bennett, Erin
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Cryptographers
  • Cryptography
  • Military participation
  • Cryptography
  • Cryptographers
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II, Liza Mundy
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  • Title from container
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  • Includes bonus PDF of photos
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digital storage
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audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1003326189
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (14 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781478922704
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not applicable
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mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • s
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CD audio, digital
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  • 2-X2270
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  • 40agvc
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • ZPagvc
  • 40agvc
System control number
(OCoLC)1003326189
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II, Liza Mundy
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • Includes bonus PDF of photos
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1003326189
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (14 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781478922704
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • 2-X2270
  • ZPagvc
  • 40agvc
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • ZPagvc
  • 40agvc
System control number
(OCoLC)1003326189
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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