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Code Girls: Liza Mundy in Conversation with Jessica Restaino

May 29, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CostFREEMore Informationhttp://www.montclairlibrary.org/news-events/obom-codegirls/Posted InCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
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CODE GIRLS: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World

Registration: http://www.montclairlibrary.org/news-events/obom-codegirls/

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.

This event is free thanks in part to grants from The Montclair Foundation and Investors Foundation. Registration below is strongly encouraged to reserve a seat. Standby tickets will be available at 6:50 PM in the cafe area but no waitlist will be created for this event.