Open Book/ Open Mind: Code Girls: Liza Mundy and Jessica Restaino in Conversation
CODE GIRLS: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.
Ms. Mundy will be in conversation with Dr. Jessica Restaino, Director of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Montclair State University. Ms. Mundy’s book will be available for purchase from Watchung Booksellers and she will sign books at the end of the event.
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