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Code Girls

The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

by Liza Mundy

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Code Girls by Liza Mundy
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    Oct 2017, 432 pages
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    Oct 2018, 432 pages

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Florrie C.

Intriguing tale of American World War II heroines
The Code Girls is a fascinating true story of the unsung code-breaking heroines whose expert use of word weaponry helped the US win World War II. How young women from all over the country were recruited by the Army and Navy for the top-secret task of breaking and translating German and Japanese encrypted military messages is expertly woven by the author into personal stories of the women’s war loves and lives. The book is well researched and a must-read for those interested in U.S. World War II history.
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Just a history book
The purpose for picking up this book was to see how the events from Pearl Harbor going forward affected the lives of the women at that time. Most of the book gave bits of history that are common knowledge and not the stories of the young ladies who became the code girls. There were some interesting/sad items such as the pay difference...will it never end?

The search in this book for the story of the lives of the ladies and how their jobs affected were hard to find. It could happen...for every 40 pages, there were a couple tidbits of the ladies and a lot of the men working in the code breaking jobs. It was not an enjoyable assignment.

The one positive is when a story came out last week in the news talking about a woman being buried w/British military honors for her work as a codebreaker, those who read this book knew what she had gone through.
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