Centennial Book Talk with Liza Mundy

October 4, 2018

This is a free event, and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Please register here.

On Thursday, October 4, join the National Woman’s Party at East City Bookshop for the Centennial Book Talk featuring Liza Mundy, author of 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.

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. Authors and publishers alike are taking advantage of this historic centennial and the unparalleled opportunity it offers to commemorate a milestone of democracy and explore its relevance to the issues of equal rights today by publishing women’s history texts with renewed energy and excitement.

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