Code girls : the true story of the American women who secretly broke codes in World War II

Mundy, Liza, 1960- author

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  • Creator Liza Mundy
  • Format Books
  • Publication Young readers edition. First edition. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
  • Physical Details
    • xi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • ISBNs 9780316353731, 0316353736, 9780316353748, 9780316353755
  • OCLC on1038025052

Summary

  • "A nonfiction chronicle of the courageous efforts of remarkable young women recruited by the US government to crack German and Japanese military codes during World War II."--Provided by publisher.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-312) and index.

Contents

  • Introduction: the secret letters -- The most difficult problem -- "I have something to show you" -- Magic -- "It was heart-rending" -- Midway -- The most important secret -- WAVES -- Uncle Sam wants you! -- "Q for communications" -- MacArthur's secret weapon -- "That's it! that's it!" -- A major break -- Twenty-eight acres of girls -- The largest clandestine message center in the world -- "I'm saving it!" -- So many girls -- Operation vengeance -- Sugar Camp -- Breaking shark -- The tables turn -- Pencil-pushing mamas sink Japanese ships -- One sad shoe -- Department K -- "Enemy landing at the mouth of the Seine" -- D-day -- Teedy -- The surrender message -- Peace -- Epilogue: the mitten
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