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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
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 codebreaking 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"--From container cover
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
PLAYA
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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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LC call number
D810.C88
LC item number
M86 2017d
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history
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Read by Erin Bennett
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  • Bennett, Erin
  • Playaway Digital Audio
  • Findaway World, LLC
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  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Cryptographers
  • Cryptography
  • Cryptographers
  • Cryptography
  • Military participation
  • United States
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adult
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Label
Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II, Liza Mundy
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  • Title from Playaway label
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  • Originally released by Hachette Audio ℗2017
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spoken word
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on1004314985
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
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other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio media player (14 hr.)
Form of item
direct electronic
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not applicable
Isbn
9781549113062
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Publisher number
36379
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sound
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Label
Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II, Liza Mundy
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from Playaway label
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • Originally released by Hachette Audio ℗2017
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • other
  • other
Carrier category code
  • sz
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004314985
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio media player (14 hr.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781549113062
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
36379
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)1004314985
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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