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Code Girls: The American Female Code Breakers Of World War 2

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We sit down with Liza Mundy, author of Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. The book outlines recently declassified documents that revealed the role more than 10,000 young American female code-breakers played in World War II.  Their efforts gave U.S. commanders the intelligence they needed to foil Japanese and German attacks, thereby saving countless American lives.

Liza Mundy is a staff writer at the Washington Post and author of Michelle: A Biography and Everything Conceivable. 

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