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

by Mundy, Liza.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Hachette Books, [2017]Edition: First edition.Description: xiv, 416 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780316352536 (hardcover); 9780316439893 (large print); ; ; .Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female | Cryptographers -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Cryptography -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Best science books 2017
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
List(s) this item appears in: Gender - Women
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-402) 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

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