2018 Spring Cryptologic Program

The NCMF's 2018 Spring Cryptologic Program featured special guest speaker Ms. Liza Mundy, best-selling author of Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. Code Girls brings to light key roles played by thousands of female codebreakers during WWII. Over 11k women comprised more than 70% of the war's domestic codebreakers, but Ms. Mundy barely found mention of their efforts. Learn more about the book via an essay by Mundy for Slate.com in our Cryptologic Bytes archive.

***Enjoy a RECORDING of the presentation by clicking on the video below. You can also learn more about Ms. Mundy below, and see photos from the event in the gallery at the bottom of the page.

*Haven't read the book yet? The NCMF office has a few remaining copies of "Code Girls" for sale to NCMF members at $20. Contact the office at 301-688-5436 if you would like to purchase a copy.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Liza Mundy is a journalist and author of four books, most recently Code Girls. She is a former staff writer for the Washington Post, where she specialized in long-form narrative writing, and her work won a number of awards. Her 2012 book, The Richer Sex, was named one of the top non-fiction books of 2012 by the Washington Post, and a noteworthy book by the New York Times Book Review. Her 2008 book, Michelle, a biography of First Lady Michelle Obama, was a New York Times best-seller and has been translated into 16 languages. Her 2007 book, Everything Conceivable, received the 2008 Science in Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers as the best book on a science topic written for a general audience.

Ms. Mundy writes widely for publications including The Atlantic, Politico, The New York Times, Slate, and TIME. A senior fellow at New America, a non-partisan think-tank, Ms. Munday has an AB from Princeton University and an MA in English literature from the University of Virginia. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and two children, just about a mile from Arlington Hall, where the Army code-breaking women worked.

Visit Ms. Mundy's website where you can also listen to a New York Times review podcast about Code Girls. You can also follow her on Twitter @lizamundy


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